April 7, 2012

Time for the Spring Kiln Opening!

Recently overheard on the street...

Betty: What are you doing for Mother's Day?
Sally: Well, I don't know.  The kids are coming into town, but usually after everybody has eaten lunch, we're pretty bored and everybody just sits in front of that darn TV set.
Betty:  Well, I'll tell you what!  My husband and kids are treating me to a ride out in the country to go to Joseph Sand's kiln opening.  In fact, we're going to go during the first opening weekend and on Mother's Day weekend so I can be sure to get what I want!
Sally: My, that sounds swell, Betty!  I'm going to be sure that we're there, too.  I don't want to miss out!

The spring kiln opening is just about upon us, so mark this on your calendar:

May 5th - 9am to 5 pm
May 6th - Noon to 5pm
May 12th - 9am to 5pm
May 13th - Noon to 5pm

Joseph has been really inspired by the works of potters past and has put that energy and focus into a sizable troop of stoneware jugs.

There will also be a fine selection of vases, short and tall....

An, apparently, infinite number of jars, short and squat, or...

Large and elegant.

There is sure to be a size, shape, and color for everyone!

We will also be featuring the works of guest potter, Brenda Hornsby-Heindl of Liberty Stoneware.  She writes a wonderful blog and is a wealth of knowledge on early kilns and kiln furniture.