I just cleaned my office last week and good thing because I now have stacks of crap everywhere! Syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, course schedules, etc. blah blah. I think I'm responsible for a little bit of deforestation. See that 3-ring binder? Those are my lecture notes for art appreciation, it's thicker than the textbook on top of it. Thank god I didn't have to write those.
Working on kiln plans and checking up on blogs. There is a blogger represented twice in thise photo, who is it? That bowl sitting on my desk is supposedly a 17-18th century bowl from Hagi, Japan. I got it for a steal because it has a big chip in the rim. I bought it from a reputable dealer who knows his ceramics but I think the age may be suspect. It's no doubt old and well used but 300 years old? I'm not sure.