December 28, 2011

Vacation December 2011

Well, I hope you are all having a fabulous holiday and have a PHENOMENAL New Year.
We have been in Steamboat, CO... and although we did the SNOW DANCE...
No snow...just ice, rocks and grass...
Just Ice...
So... YESTERDAY I got out there with "the boyz" on my snow board...
after a break the day before when I had a back spasm after 2 days of snowboarding...
Anyway, the boys have been spending a lot of time jumping around in the terrain parks...
which is not really my cup of tea...
That said... here is a little video when sam put the GO PRO camera on Sam's helmet and
he zoomed through some of the stuff in the park...
Be looking for me at the end and you will see my little CAMEO!
video

December 19, 2011

Blah, Blah, Blog...

Here I am... blah blah blogging in the Garden State(late night).
Getting ready to go SNOWBOARDING in Colorado on Friday...
I know... NO SNOW.... a bit of a problem.
That said, I have a back-up plan...
It involves a friend with a studio(and clay) in the destination we are heading to
and the kindness of strangers..

(By the way...Don't get any bright ideas my stalkers or thieves...
My friend is staying with my PUPPY and she knows JUJITSU- HI YA!.)

MEAN WHILE, I have had quite a few last minute shoppers the past few days
and I must say, they are quite the shoppers...
I have sold some great stuff and all to people who appear to be quite cool...

These babies sold on Etsy:











And then we have some studio visitors grabbing a fabulous white piece and this favorite:










And one like this was someone's purchase as a Secret Santa:










A few necklaces were purchased and were picked up and are being shipped out...
I have another piece in the kiln(I've made 8 and they keep cracking... positive vibes my people...)
for a special order... and ornaments for teachers and other lovely people...
And a few more people want to stop in before I board the big "bird" to God's country in Colorado...
Or is it the Flying Tomato's country....















That was last year's outfit and this year's is so cool,
I am afraid the snow will just melt right out from under me...
THAT and my purple and fuschia hair highlights(to match my board and outfit...duh)
Photos will have to wait until I get out in that snow...
Somebody start doing a snow dance PLEEEZE....
Pow Pow...Pow Pow...Pow Pow....
Happy Holidays!

December 13, 2011

Rest In Peace, Malcolm Davis




















So sad to have lost such an amazing, interesting, jovial man.
He started throwing at age 40... this gave me hope.
He is the king of shino and at the first workshop I attended(he was demonstrating along with Stephen Hill,Jeff Oestreich, and Lynn Smiser Bowers),
I learned about shino as he threw and cracked jokes and passed around an available box of cheetos.
I would see him selling his wares at Demerest each year... but not this year.
Malcolm was born the year before my father.
The winter holiday season continues to baffle me.
May your memory be a blessing Malcolm.

December 06, 2011

The beat goes on...

Well.. my official SALE is over...
BUT
I am happy to have anyone ring me up to
see what is left.
I had a productive two days...
BUT
since I have been rather prolific as I experimented and developed over the
past year with very few sales outlets...
(I have been waiting to have a cohesive statement in my new work)
I still have plenty to sell.
Again, I actually did quite well but I really want to move
(at least the older work)
OUT.
So... I have decided to open a new separate Etsy SALES Shop
for liquidating perfectly fine work that for whatever reason is not representative
of my current body of work. It is called jtceramicsales on Etsy.
Older work, experimental, and slightly flawed.
That's my plan.



















I want to separate the two shops visually yet link them with mentions on each...
The original shop will have new face to it with ONLY items from my current body of work.
It will be more of a gallery shop.
It is still listed on Etsy as jtceramics.



















This is my plan for now... trying to get organized as we approach the new year.

December 04, 2011

Game on!


Well... the sale started today-
Open Studio Sale and Showing of New Work.
I am pleased with my customers but hope to see more
TOMORROW: MONDAY 9-9!
I parted with a very special piece... I will survive... just barely.
However... I am told that I can visit the piece and borrow it back as needed.
PHEW.