Well you know life happens sometimes. The last couple of years we have been dealing with an elderly family member and afterward rebuilding our life out here in the forest. But we are glad to say that all is well now and we are back into the full swing of things. If there is one thing that we can take away from all that we went through is that we need to make things a little easier on ourselves, so with that in mind we now have hooked up to the grid......we know, we know. We can hear all of you going 'What? your not off grid anymore, but you were living our dream'. Well not to worry we will be tying into the grid once we can afford the new solar array and besides, it is way more ecological to go this route than having to always deal with those horrible batteries and when we make to much power on a sunny day the surplus gets put back into the grid and my neighbour is using green energy.
So what do wood fire potters do for fun? Well they fire electric kilns of course. It has been really fun playing around with electric firings. Fast turn around, beautiful porcelain, less waste and failed results than with wood firing, and way, way easier on our aging bodies......we know......we know.....We can hear you all saying 'What? your not doing woodfire anymore?' Don't worry, we still are wood firing, in fact it makes our lives so much easier that we will if anything be doing more wood fires not less and the work will be more specific to the firing type than it has in the past.
We also have a new Home/Gallery space in the city......we know......we know.....We can still hear you.....'What the @#*(&$&@#^@!???? , you moved into the city...but, but, but....' Now everyone calm down. Go get yourself a warm cup of tea (preferably out of one of our mugs) and relax. We have not moved into the city, we still live out here in the woods. We do now have a house that we have turned into a Gallery space, it is where we have and will be holding most of our studio sales. Our porch gallery out here is still open, (although right now because of winter not much is here) and will be having our Summer sale out here. The City gallery just makes it easier for our customers to come to our sales. If you wish to know about the new space and studio sales just send us and e-mail saying you wish to be added to our mail list. The gallery is now fully stocked and is also open by appointment.
Ok so that was a lot to take in.....got your tea......good. Now just breathe, hold on and steel your mind because it's going to be a great year!
All our best