The Lucy Fagella Pottery Blog is where I share the how the pottery is made. Pottery process is a beautiful thing… watching a pot rise up from a lump of clay at the wheel, or seeing a work table filled with freshly thrown pieces. This blog focuses on process shots, pottery videos, the work table at the end of the day, and some finished work fresh from the kiln.
It’s always amazes me how quickly ten weeks go by. My winter classes are finishing up this week. We are glazing the work made during the past few weeks, while happily eating goodies students bring to the last class.
So the next ten weeks begin next monday the 24th, which will bring us though the spring season. As of now I still have one opening for the wednesday night beginner class and one opening for tuesday night advanced class. So if you have been thinking about taking a pottery class… come on over !
I will post the summer workshops soon… I promise!
Well another pottery seconds sale has come and gone….actually the 29th annual. The seconds sale is something we all look forward to… the potters, a few glassblowers, a couple of mixed media artists and the customers . The sale is a benefit for the Artspace, a community art center.
Western Ma. has an abundance of potters. We all bring our seconds, and maybe a few new ideas to test market. A feeding frenzy begins on Friday night. People are lined up out the doors waiting to get to their favorite potter as soon as the doors open at six. It slows down by about 8:00 and closes at 9:00. Re-opening at 10:00 on Saturday. The morning is slower than the night before but stays steady. By 1:00 it gets busy again, customers hoping to get the last minute price reductions on whatever is left before the sale ends at 2:00… This year though, I did sell a few pots after 2:00 to those customers who couldn’t leave just yet. This was fine with me, as I really didn’t want to bring home any pots. You know there are just those pots you don’t ever want to see again… not that they are not good pots, you’ve just moved on from that glaze, or form. You want to go back to the studio with your fresh ideas.
I want to thank all the volunteers at the Artspace for making this event possible. I know it’s a great fundraising event for the Artspace…. it is also a great event for the artists that participate!!!
So I’ve decided to start a blog…I guess that means I actually have to write instead of my better form of communication which is of course making pottery.
It’s a Tuesday morning another snow storm due today. (I think #20 since December) Yet the first signs of spring are showing, yes I know it is New England and it is still Febuary and there is two feet of snow on the ground, but the day light is longer, the birds are singing and maple trees are about to share their sap with the world.
I’m headed into the studio to make mugs. My world has exploded into color lately. I have in the past been known for my very subtle quiet glazes. These past few months many changes have occurred in my life…hence changes in my pottery! One thing I always remember from my college days at Alfred University were the wise words of Wayne Higby… one of his little reminders, “Art reflects life, you can’t just make art.”