Thursday, December 31, 2009

the year in review.

2009 was a good year. In all I made 1200 finished pots with another 100 that are ready to be fired. Not too bad for part-timeish. So here is a quick recap of some of my favorite events.

I built a new kiln, 2.5 times bigger than my previous. It's a hoss, holds about 200 pots and fires like a dream. I fired it 5 times this year.


I built myself a treadle wheel, I've wanted one for years and now I have one, I rule.


I made a lot of pots.


I had a show with some of my favorite potters and sold a boatload of pots(not just mine) to our community. It was a ton of work and I had a 2 month period of burnout afterwards, but it was worth it.


We welcomed 2 new members to our clan and they made themselves right at home.


Here are 3 of my favorite pots from 2009.






We added a few pots to our cupboard this year from bloggers Hollis Engley, Ron Philbeck, Michael Kline, Sequoia Miller, Scott Cooper, and former blogger Kent Harris. We also snagged a few from non-bloggers, we're addicts.
Hoping for an even better 2010.
Cheers!





6 comments:

Kyle Carpenter said...

yeah, you rule!

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

You have been a busy boy! You left out a few of my favorite pieces
in your favorites pics, your mugs are the greatest! Hope you and your wife have a great New Year's Day, here's to seeing 1200 more pots fro you this coming here :)

jimgottuso said...

you do rule, 1200! you are a machine

FetishGhost said...

Looking forward to watching the next year go by. Best wishes from the West Coast.

Kent Harris said...

1200 = Slacker.

brandon phillips said...

aint it the truth though?