While some are scrambling and trampling out in the big scary ominous malls, I am here, doing that ceramics business. This year was leaning towards oblique geometric lookin’ dishes, but now those pesky fish caves have taken the lead again.
Here I sit gearing up for Art-a-Whirl, which is a some sort of wandering hot mess art festival in Northeast Minneapolis. You have a program or brochure that tells you of all the ‘participating’ studios in the area that you can visit.
The last time I went to one of these things I noticed a lot of art was being sold but also a lot of people who were passed out drunk before 8pm, and a lot of vegans falling off the wagon with Oscar Meyer hotdogs.
I still don’t know if I will attend, but my sculptures will. My shared studio applied too late so we are not in the program but but but! It will be open May 16-18th from noon till whenever. (Fired up! Studios, on the corner of Hennepin and Stinson building 1701… mpls.)
Dan: That’s a weird sound!
Me: … Judy Collins?
Dan: No, that wet slapping sound you make when you’re patting your scones into rounds.
My day job is almost as amusing as the rest of my life. For that I am extremely thankful.
If I were to do ceramics full time I would probably go nuts because I would be working alone. No funny musings, just me going crazy because I forgot that I was the one who ate all the granola bars because I would be the only one around.
Hence, why ceramics is currently my third job. I love it and I plan to continue.
I look at other shops selling similar items and wonder who would pay $15 for a three inch ‘ring bowl’ that took 20 minutes to create at the very most. Who would pay $30 for an ‘aquarium rock’ that someone found by the river?
I create my aquarium works with myself in mind, thinking, would I really pay $25 for a set of handmade aquarium accessories where I can choose the style and the color? The answer is…
Anything beats all the sunken treasure pirate crap at the pet store.
That’s right. This whole time I’ve been tagging things with ‘reptile’ and ‘reptile habitat’ I could’ve just been using the word vivarium.
Anyway, this is what is going to be bisque fired this week… today I glaze the sculpture from my previous post along with a few others.
I sold two more sculptures which was pretty exciting. As the great Josi once quoted from cheese school: Stack it high, watch it fly!