Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I'm Back

Back from a hiatus.

Just after returning from my vacation in April, I learned that my hours were cut. Then a couple of months later I was laid off. Was depressed at first, now just feel like my life is on hold till I find another job.

So I've decided to blog through this experience to give me another creative outlet.

It's a lot of work looking for a job, especially in this economy. I've never seen a job market like this. There are jobs out there however there are so many people looking. I've had a few interviews but no offers. My goal is to send resumes every day and look in multiple sources. I usually work in the morning and evening. Then have a few free hours in the afternoon. Looks like it will be a long haul. I am lucky to have great supportive friends. I need to stop worrying and start using this time wisely.

Here are a couple of pictures of my latest pottery. On the top are high fired porcelain houses (painted with low fire underglazes).

And salt fired teapots. I was working on throwing closed forms and adding the spouts, handles and knobs.

And don't forget my clay rock!


  1. I didn't realize you did a rock! Looks great! Was that in Gerry's class on rock making?

  2. Maybe it's time to open an Etsy shop (if you haven't already, and if you have, where is the link?). I love those teapots!

    Good luck with the job hunt.

  3. Yes, Gerry's closed form class on the wheel. I think I should make more. They make great door stops! And I want a pile by the door :)

    Thank you for the good wishes, Rudee. I've thought of Etsy for my knitting but the thought of shipping pottery makes me cringe. I'll post next pics of my latest knitting projects.