The weeks have flown by since I wrote last and life has been action packed!
Lucky for you I've already forgotten half of of it...
I just finished loading the kiln today with a big assist from Jason. (that's 'hot' Jason to you wee lasses from Scotland!) We will light up firing #11 Monday evening for the customary 24 hour burn.
It feels like it has taken forever to get to this point. I'm the guy who thought he might get 2!!! firings in before the year is out. Instead, I'm lucky to get this one in. But that's my life in a nutshell...set out to do way too much, work like mad to get it all done, fall short in the end but still accomplish plenty. I can't help myself.
I last wrote about the movie premiere. It was an excellent evening at The Purina Tower building with more than 100 in attendance, braving the cold and rainy weather to join us. Lots of my favorite people in the 'Burg and plenty of Ryan's friends who were new to me. We had a tasty reception with wine, local beer and mulled cider as well as all kinds of other munchies and, of course, popcorn!
After the reception we showed the film (23 minutes short) and then had a Q & A with Bill Harris as our emcee. I think the film was enjoyed by most(?!) and we had a great conversation about film making and pot making. Now we are waiting to hear if it gets accepted to the International Glass and Ceramic Film Festival in Montpelier, France!
|The Beautiful People
The other highlight of the recent past was the second coming of Hannah McAndrew to our American shores. many of you in the know are aware that Hannah was invited by the Scottish Crafts Council to exhibit at the very prestigious Philadelphia Museum Craft Show. Jason drove up to help her get set up and take along some pieces to make her display look good. I took the train up on Saturday and had a great visit with our favorite red-headed potter blogger who lives in the west of Scotland and makes pots like the Pennsylvania Dutch(! inside joke...ask her to tell you). We wandered all over downtown Philly with the entire contingent of Scots without a single one of them knowing which way was up! It was comical because we got to chat walking along and ended up with nice beer and french fries/chips.
|Union Station, Washington, DC