Saturday, February 2, 2008

An Update

Yes - I know I've been remiss, and haven't posted for three weeks. I've been busy - and tired.
I'm back to work full time, and finding that I have been tired in the evenings. Most evenings I come home and sleep for a few hours to regain my strength.

As well, most of you don't know that I am also a potter. I have 2 major sales coming up in the end of April, so, I have been spending a lot of time at the wheel, coupled with additional time in the carving stages.

I've been asked by several people, to do something along the sheep line in pottery.

Now - I'm not a hand builder (that is - I throw my pottery on the wheel, as apposed to rolling and molding it by hand). Last week - I decided to give this a try, and came up with this little fella here:
In perspective - he's about 3" high and 4" long. I was rather pleased with this effort.
Next week, he will be bisque fired, then glazed, and then fired again.
I will post pictures when he is complete in a few weeks.

The down side of pottery - you can't make just one. Word is out, and several of the local shepherds have asked for a sheep - so, I'd better get to work and make some more.

Before I go - a quick Johnny update.

Seems you have to watch where you lay your head around here. Johnny likes to hide under any pillow he can find (I was getting ready to change the bed here) - when you walk by - the one paw comes out to get you! When he's not eating or sleeping - he's tearing around the house like a banshee Oh wait - that's what cats are all about. John is growing - and he fits in quite well here with the other cats. Even though he only has 3 legs - he keeps up quite well.

Until next time.


Corinne R. said...

Your sheep is adorable, I can't wait to see the finished product. Hmmmmmm...he would look awfully cute with some spots!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh dear, I feel the need to purchase something coming on! Your first sheep is wonderful, even though I'm breeding for polled rams. :-) Can't wait to see how you finish him. Let us know when you are ready to take special orders!

Tammy said...

Stay tuned - I will have them for sale sometime within the next few months - in personalized colours.
I've also made some without horns as well.

Nancy K. said...

Most definitely PUT ME ON YOUR WAITING LIST!!! I absolutely MUST have a signed original. How adorable!!

If you'd like, once you get "into production", I'd be happy to post a link to your "sales page" on my blog. You may just not have to be working that full time job for long......

Kathy said...

Count me in on the list for people wanting your sheep! That ram looks like my Tire-Guarding Ram here! I'd love to have a look-alike!