Monday, February 22, 2010

Put insulation and get more organized

It's been so cold and wet for a several months, and we are really tired of winter. Finally we got a very nice warm spring day in Seagrove last weekend.We were able to do some kiln work, and our son enjoyed playing around wood kiln, too.

On Saturday, we worked on putting insulation (ceramic fiber) on Anagama chamber. We had large 6 boxes of fiber, but we used all of them for just Anagama. We need to buy more for the second and the third chambers soon. This works needs wire and clay coating on top of fiber later on.

On Sunday, we made posts and shelves under the extension shed for fire wood and also store pots. It's very common to make storage space for pots under the shed in Japan. We bought an impact driver drill (Hitachi) on Valentines day which is really romantic gift, HAHAHA. And it works super nice for those carpentry job.Anyway it was a great weekend and we were very satisfied those progress with sour muscle.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Opening Reception at NCPC

Last Friday there was a reception of "New Generation of Seagrove Potters" at North Carolina Pottery Center. It was snowing night, but many people came and it was very fun night. NCPC board and well known potter, Mark Hewitt gave a nice opening speech for public.

I couldn't take many photos at the reception because I had my son with me, but one of the artist, Samantha Henneke (Bulldog Pottery) wrote nice article of that night.
http://bulldogpottery.blogspot.com/2010/02/reception-at-north-carolina-pottery.html

Even we are not traditional Seagrove potter, we are just Japanese potters living in Seagrove, but Takuro and I are really glad we were able to join this group show.

Monday, February 01, 2010

New Generation of Seagrove Potters

North Carolina Pottery Center will have an exhibition, "New Generation of Seagrove Potters" from February 12th to April 10th, 2010. Takuro and me take part in the show.

The show opening will be on February 12 (Fri), 5:30pm-7:30.
It's open to public free of charge.
Please check out NCPC website to see more details.
www.ncpotterycenter.com