Well, hello world! Good to see you! How are the kids? Wow, it’s been too long…
So, I haven’t posted anything in almost two years…whooops. So, two things happened: first, I got a new job in the spring of 2011 as a landscape designer. My work schedule has completely changed – I now work a ton of hours from March through October, and have most of the winter off from work. This is great for doing pottery in the winter, but not so great for working in the summer. I didn’t get much time to work that first year, as I was trying to get everything figured out at my job.
The second thing that happened is my wife and I bought a house in a neighboring town, moved, and sold our building. We had to spend a month and a half working on the house before we could move in, and continued working on house projects last winter. And since we sold our building, I no longer have a nice, spacious studio area. I was only able to throw 3 or 4 times last winter before I had to go back to work. I have tried to set up a studio space in my office – it has a large closet that I have located my wheel to keep things as clean as possible. I just needed to find time to work on it.
Well, I’m done landscaping until spring, so I finally have some time to work on the wheel again. I’ve thrown four times now, and I hope I can continue that for a bit longer. I still have a few house projects to be done this winter (baby #2 on the way!), but they should be smaller and faster than our projects from last winter. I’ve got some goals for myself to keep me on track, and I hope I can return to posting things on this site. I have already have some photos to post!
I’ll try to off-topic posts to a minimum!