Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Busy Week

Well, it's official, summer is here. Isn't it supposed to be a bit more laid back this time of year?

It's been a full week starting with my first trip of the season down the Animas River here in Durango in my kayak. We've passed the peak high water by about 2 weeks, the water is almost clear and is at a level that suits my skill level just right.

Had a nice visit around a campfire with some of the local clay folks and Steve Schaeffer up from Flagstaff, AZ with his wife Janeece on their way to his opening at Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts in Pagosa Springs, CO.

Got up bright and early the following morning and set up some of my wife's and my pots down at the Durango Farmers Market. What a great way to spend the morning, quality people, amazing local produce and a relaxing atmosphere, love it!

Our little baby girl Hana (7 mos.) finally decided it was time to sit up and went from novice to pro in the short span of this week, exciting times!

Our son Juno (6yrs.) was also inclined to take things to the next level and took his first leap off of the high dive at the local pool.

Also, I received notice yesterday from two juried shows I recently entered some pieces into, turns out I was awarded 1st runner up for both shows! The shows are still up, if you're in the area of either of them, stop in and have a look (links & more info below).

1st Runner-up, for "Untitled" Wood fired porcelain with Shino liner, 4.5 x 3.75 x 3.75", KC Clay Guild, 2010 Teabowl National (photo by G. Post). Juror: Pete Pinnell

1st Runner-up, for "Carved Vase #1" at "The Carved Vase Contest

And last, but not least, I had an interview and feature written up on Clayzilla Blog, "Claymate of the Month" :D

A busy week full of good times..... yes, please, and thank you!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thank You TAOS!

I just arrived back home in Durango after a great weekend in Taos, NM. I gave a workshop at Taos Clay and managed to squeeze in a few amazing hikes and got a taste of some authentic New Mexican food! Thanks to Logan, Katie and all the good folks at Taos Clay for making me feel at home.

Here are some more workshops offered by Taos clay this summer.