Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cady Clay Works: Wood-Fired Kiln Opening - Nov. 7

Cady Clay Works Wood-Fired Kiln Opening

Saturday November 7 9am – 5pm

One-of-a-kind pottery creations, kiln and studio tours, refreshments and fun!

We hope you will be able to join us for our annual Fall Wood-fired Kiln Opening. We have been hard at work for the last 3 months creating these pots – in fact, we are starting to see them in our sleep!

This seems to be “The Year of the Bird” at Cady Clay Works. The new works include thrown and sculpted chickens by John, hand-built birds by Beth, lidded jars with chicken finials by John and small chickens thrown by John and altered by Beth.

New works will also feature large platters, 3 sizes of planters, porcelain and stoneware vases and Beth’s tripod-footed bud vases that our friend Deb says walk around her house in the middle of the night! Items to use every day include plates, bowls, mugs, ale mugs, pitchers, carafes, serving bowls and baking dishes. A variety of new glazes adorn these pieces.

John had a lot of fun with this load of pots. One night he hopped out of bed at 11:30 with an idea of how to finish one of the large chickens. For the next 2 hours he was in the studio with the lights on and tunes blaring!

We just finished cleaning, sanding and grinding these pieces last night. I will post photos on our page by Thursday if you would like to see a preview.

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