Monday, November 17, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

It's like gasoline on a flame-

I'm doing a week-long lecture on North Carolina pottery and the origins of the face jug, starting later today. Oh, and I'm giving my lecture to 4th graders who will be making their own face jug in the coming weeks. I'm just sick enough to be excited about it too.

I'll be in later this week and catch up with everyone on my blogroll. Hope everybody had a great weekend!

A few of my babies (the pottery, not the books)


Addendum: I guess I should have clarified - I'm giving a lecture on NC pottery and using pieces of my collection (and Bea's) to illustrate. I did not make these - I wish I did, but who has the space or money to build a groundhog kiln, much less burn one? Nope, they're just a part of my collection!

19 comments:

Pare said...

Wow! Are those yours?!

If so, DAMN. I'm impressed. And if not, well, you have a great little collection there...

tysdaddy said...

Pottery and me never got along. I'm not much of a molder and shaper.

But, girlfriend, your shit looks very cool.

Hope all went well . . .

csquaredplus3 said...

I didn't know you were a "pottery person" - how did I miss that?

Have a wonderful week with those kids, and your pottery's beautiful!

Gypsy said...

Look at you all expert-like!

bandick said...

I also recently started collecting pottery. I've got some that I like to look at and some that I like to use, like my big soup bowl/coffee mug from which I am eating homemade corn shrimp chowder right now.

I'll have to post a pic for you! :)

flutter said...

GORGEOUS.

moredayslikethisplease said...

A trip to NE Indiana? Please? I could very easily arrange several presentations to 4th and 5th graders as well as middle schoolers and possibly even a high school class or two! Plus I would provide delicious home-cooked meals complete with cheesecake! This is beautiful stuff!

Arizaphale said...

Who knew NC pottery had a history? Are face jugs those things you get in pubs with a fat man on the front? Toby jugs we used to call them. Am I making a complete fool of myself yet?

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Ahhhh, ain't it nice to know you are single handedly responsible for creating another generation of pottery junkies? Ol Bill would be so proud.:)

Braja said...

Well done!

Vodka Mom said...

I am very good at BREAKING pottery. I admire it, i buy it, and then inevitably, I break it. dammit.

Deb said...

What is a face jug?!?!?

A Free Man said...

Cool! Good luck with the 10 year olds!

hele said...

They are beautiful!

I'm also wishing you luck with the young ones. Have lots of fun, I'm sure they will.

Madge said...

did you make those? they are beautiful.

Ben and Bennie said...

Folks need to understand though that you gals live in a potter's Mecca. Both you and Bea live a stone's throw away from Sanford and Seagrove. That would make an excellent blog post! BTW, there's a good chance I'll be applying to the Sanford Pottery Festival in May. Plus my application for Artsplosure is on my desk.

BlackenedBoy said...

I'm looking forward to more posts from you. I hope you enjoy your pottery lecture.

JMarie said...

How about a class on making pottery for the 30+ crowd(I'm not ready to say 38+ yet). Wine might add a whole new dimension!

Vodka Mom said...

go see Ben and Bennie- they took Ben to the hospital. THought you'd want to know......