Saturday, August 22, 2009

Here we go...

Things are on the move... I swapped over to my new studio space a few days ago (which I am sharing with fellow Fogelberg recipient, David Swenson and will post pictures soon!) and am nearly settled. I managed to fire off a few loads of work amid the chaos of transition, so I'm hoping I can keep the momentum going. Only a few more days now before I officially start working as the new studio tech at NCC. I am excited and nervous! I was looking yesterday at the ginormous gas kiln expertly packed by managers Pete and Irene and I was filled with jittery anticipation... But, once I start, I really won't have any time to be nervous. I'll dive right into the NCC American Pottery Festival, which is their biggest sale and exhibition of the year. People come from all over the country to see work by some of the finest ceramic artists out there working today. There are dinners and openings and workshops to tech. Lots to set up and hopefully little to pack in the end. I worked as a volunteer during the event last year and can't wait to be behind the scenes as a staff person this year.

The images I've posted are from a series of work commissioned by my mother (thanks, mom!) for her friends in Alaska. I included a picture of the moose stamps in my last post and you can see them in action in the top picture. As soon as I get photos taken of all the work fresh out of the kiln, I'll be sure to get a post up here to share...












3 comments:

Ron said...

Hey Kip, Good to hear things are going well. Good luck w. the new position, you'll be great. I'd love to come up for the APF sometime. I bet it's a blast, and of course a ton of work on the back end. Best,Ron

Scott said...

The Moose Plate (or bowl) looks great. The salmon in the background go well with the Alaskan theme. Sounds like the start of a new exploration. Are Bears next?

Judy Shreve said...

Good luck in your new job! You will be great. It'll be neat to read your postings about being behind the scenes in such a fantastic facility.