Well, it may seem that my life is full of flowers and nature these days and that would be partially true. I was extremely out of shape when I headed to Penland and felt like I had gotten in a little better shape by the time the eight weeks were done. I wanted to keep that small edge and get in better shape when I got home so I have made my priority every day to get out for a hike, a walk, or a bike ride. I can't help it if there are beautiful flowers all around.
On Friday I got back into the studio a little bit. It was great to see all my Claymate friends and I had a number of pieces that needed to be glazed so that's what I focused on. Now that I am home I am in the middle of apartment/house hunting so that is taking a little of my attention. I am trying to figure out what my focus should be with clay for the next year or so before I head to grad school. I feel like I want to get rid of most of the work that is starting to take over my space. That would free up my mind to start on a whole new body of work inspired by my time at Penland.
While I am working all these ideas out I will continue taking hikes like this one scrambling down the path to a nice swimming hole.
The swimming hole but oh was it cold!
And for your viewing pleasure, here are more images of work I made while at Penland.
This is the first time I have made cruets and I enjoyed them. Definitely going to make some more.
And, finally, I love, love, love these salt and pepper shakers. Another first with more to follow.
That's all for now. Have a delightful and creative week everyone!