Every year I make point of reminding my self to reduce my commitments. Between my part time job at the Palo Alto Art Center, Board position with ACGA, Tournament Coordinator with my 10th grade boys basketball team, I make just enough time to baby sit my 4 year old grandson, make meals, do some dishes and a load of laundry. Oh and pottery.
Yes, my real work is alway on the back burner. It’s the “squeeze some work in” work.
Well, this year started off easy enough, but then March happened with a Wood Fire Workshop and 15 day visiting artist residency & exhibition at the art center.
April is the basketball tournament that our team is hosting plus a Pit Fire Workshop,
May will be three weekends of Silicon Valley Open Studios to show my work.
June will be make more inventory month for the July ACGA Clay and Glass Festival on June 14-15 at the Palo Alto Art Center.
August finds me in Bordeaux!
September is back to school with a possible Pit Fire Workshop again.
OCTOBER is a month long teapot residency, workshop and exhibition in Jingdezhen, China!
November high school basketball season starts along with the fall show OVCAG Art In Clay, Olive Hyde Holiday Gala,
And Blossom Hill Holiday Fine Arts Show, Palo Alto Art Center Holiday Studio Sale in December finishes me off the year.
Maybe next year, I will slow down a bit…
But I’m already planning for the Chinese visiting artists programming in March with a Wood-fire Workshop, Glaze Chemistry Workshop with John Britt… And, there might be another China trip and a Korea trip…
ps. Please come to my open studios in the next three weekends. I have lots of new work!