Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finishing Residency at Altoona

Today is our last day at Altoona.  The class diminished a bit but we ended up with between 14-16 students.  I fired four full loads in my kiln here at the house so that each students ended up with at least two viable sculptures to take home.  The class was quite a mix with gifted, learning support and life skills students.  All in all, I think it went well and that the students were successful in their ventures.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

After School Arts and My New Work

I am at Altoona After School Arts and happily there in the fall.  This is my first year in many that I do not have to battle blizzard and hazardous road conditions.  My initial class sign up was 72 students, but I only have taken about 20 students.  We are making clay works and with my travel time and having to fire in my own kiln, any more students would have been too many.  This is a great class size and although the ability levels vary, this is a really nice class.  I am always so happy to be working in this capacity.

On another note, our studio business has probably tripled in the last month, so other than the teaching, I am quite busy with orders and new designs.  It keeps both Rick and me out of trouble but does not allow for much down time.  No complaints here:)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Pieces....Working Hard

New pieces are excited with what we are making and how it is being received!