Sunday, September 25, 2011

New season, new surroundings...

Happy Autumn everybody...another season and another year older for me. My birthday was the 22nd and it always marks the beginning of the Fall season, but this year it feels like a much bigger placeholder. My B-Day this year ushers me and my family into the first Fall in our new old house.

As I prepare for the upcoming Indiana County Potters Tour on the weekend of October 15-16, I am also busy renovating our new home. The tough part about this is that Little Mahoning Creek Pottery, where I share a studio with my friend Nancy Smeltzer, is about two long hours away from me now. Where in the past I could cut out of the house and head up to the studio for the day, now I can only make and fire on the days I also commute to work...bummer. Today is one of those days where I sure feel like throwing and the time for wet work to end is growing very near. Oh well, this Tuesday Nancy and I will be firing the Train Kiln with whatever work I have ready... remember the Train?...its been a long time since we fired it because the results were always quite varied. Nancy has done some modifications on the interior and we changed the configuration of the chimney as well as its height. Keep your fingers crossed for us...and speaking of wood...have a gander at my recently re-finished wood floors! These are original to the house which was built in the 20's...2 inch oak planks. Just imagine if I had some furniture in here...its
coming soon just like some freshly fired pots!

Little by little...

3 comments:

barbaradonovan said...

Gorgeous floors. Wish we'd refinished ours before moving into our old house (not that old, 50s era, but combined with tragic 70s updates :)

Hope this new home has a garden space for you and perhaps a studio space to call your own in the future.

AvesMaria said...

nice floors! beats the pants off wall-to-wall carpeting. enjoy settling into your new home ... and hope driving 2 hours to work doesn't get to you. that means you can come visit me in the city more often like you said, though, eh??

k.houser said...

thanks ladies!...I am pretty pleased with the floors right now...gotta finish the trim now and then we can get some more furniture in here...

Barbara, I know what you mean, Im erasing a lot of 80's fashion from their last update! Pinks, peaches,mauves,teals,mirrors, gold trim...you name it.