Sunday, July 19, 2015

Day 1088: I used to be a potter.

Random, collage postcard

I used to be a potter.

Eons ago, after ten years of teaching, we had a baby girl.  
I became a stay at home mom.  That was really hard.  
I started doing ceramics in my garage ...
during nap-time and at night.  
It grew into a small business,  dubbed ... Superslop!

I had a sale twice a year.  By invitation only.  
Amazing to me now, but it worked.
After being in an art show at the LA Design Center, 
I began to sell to a few decorators and two department stores.
Over the years I have lost some of the product line photos, 
but have found the faces line to show here.
Primarily unglazed, high-fired stoneware ...
slabs and thrown shapes, some iron oxide & porcelain.  
Decorators favored the wall planters. 
The roping probably gives away the age?

 I just played with the clay and the faces appeared. 
Two of my favorites were Laurel and Hardy. 

I gave Laurel to Emi & Eric this past year.

Hardy sold long ago. I wonder where he is?

 A smile for Sunday ...

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