A new offering of bowls by Brynne Bowler and Scott Kinsey. Scott throws and Brynne alters and carves and messes around.
We had our first, maybe not our last, Empty Bowls fund raiser at the studio today and it was great success. We did however sell out of our bowls in an hour and a half. That was a bit of a surprise and if we do another Empty Bowls next year we will hopefully get our potter friends to make a few extra bowls. Thank you to Tim Hoslinger, what a star, and his good friend Kelly Homan. We also want to thank Shere Colborn for showing up to buy a bowl and staying to help out.
Two new platters that Jacob just finished. Working out new patterns can be a risk but these worked really well. It is nice to see the new work emerging from the studio.
New classes on the potters wheel at Preston Studios.
Monday Nights in August.
Starting on Monday, August 17th, Tim Holsinger will be starting a new class on the potters wheel. The class will be from 6 until 8 Monday evenings. The cost is $300 and includes 25lbs, glazes firing. The class is limited to six students.
Tim is great fun and the classes he teaches strive to have everyone succeed.
Wednesday nights in August.
Wednesday nights, starting on August 19th, Tim will be teaching a "pick up" class on the potters wheel. Starting at 6 and going until 8 in the evening. If you just want to try the wheel for the first time or have been want to brush up on skills you already have, this will be a great way to do it. Cost for each class is $25 which includes instruction, glazing and firing. Cost of clay is by the pound and depends on how much you use.
If you are interested in either class, please call Tim at (843) 298-4228 to save a spot.
New platters fresh from the kiln. Jacob is playing with some new designs and they are really working out well. The brown and blue one is a new design inspired from a coloring book. The platter that says "Reach" was done for the Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton for a fund raiser they are having on May 9th.
One of Jacob's new platters. Design inspiration came from a coloring book. We all think it worked out really well. The new bowl is thrown and altered with a split rim. The critters are carved over brown and dark slip. The kilns have been firing at a pretty steady pace these days. Lots of pots being made. We hope that if you are around that you will stop in on May the 9th, Bluffton Village Festival Day. Jacob will be throwing pots outside, Tim Holsinger, will be on hand with new pots and information about up coming classes. We are also hoping That Peter Lamb will be there turning some beautiful wooden pieces. We may even have Scott Kinsey around for awhile playing the fiddle. Hope to see you then.
When you are lucky enough to work in a field, where if someone comes in with an idea you can help them make it a reality, life is good. Thank you Maria and Michelle, it was great working with you.
A few days ago we posted Tim's students glazing pots. Here are the results. There were smiles all around, from teacher and students.