The Seconds and Discontinued Sale this past Saturday was a lot of fun. We used our new digital switch to control three cameras…and the new camerakid really held his own. Our Grandson, Odin, was “shooting” with camera #3…outside. He’s 8 (and a half!) and was just tickled pink to be part of the real deal and not just simple “baby stuff.” He was a great help…but you should have seen his face when Grammie helped him choose his “commission”…books and a toy to share with his younger brother…well sharing is the plan…we’ll see.
Thank you everyone who found us online and watched or participated in the sale. We had a number of requests to put the extra pieces into some sort of rebound sale. We didn’t get through all of the pots we had…so there’s lots of good stuff left. We’ll see.
Shenanigans of a Studio Potter will have Odin in the studio again this week. After his successes of last week, he’ll probably be working on his own work (glazing) and applying underglaze. Two weeks at Camp Grampy? It’s going really well on all fronts, so well that his teacher from school called him out as “Star Student” on Friday.
We're focusing a great deal of energy on this coming weekend. We're premiering a pair of workshops, EARTH - Hope and AIR - Centering, co-teaching with Katy Atchison and taking a look at bringing your inner creativity to the surface. The workshops are from our Elemental Creativity series and are filmed as webinars to be taken at any time, but the premier of BOTH workshops (one on Saturday and one on Sunday) is this coming weekend. I am planning on being exhausted when I hear "it's a wrap."
The pivot from physical shows and sales to the virtual equivalents is continuing. This last week found us adding a third camera into our set-up and saw the need for potentially a fourth. Our audio has tethered us to a single device and that needs to change…so this week we bring in some new tools to take our audio wireless and mobile…oh and a new lens for one cam to bring our workspace closer.
Shows are starting to announce their virtual components for 2021…and it looks like the scary times might continue for the first half of 2021. At least we’re a bit more prepared. Some shows have announced their intent to be virtual in 2021 and some continue to hold back that announcement. We’re hearing rumors of a Fall 2021 show intending to be virtual…FALL…seriously? Fall ?!
The Explorer we travel to shows in has become arachnid friendly. We have spider nests, not cobwebs…nests on the dashboard of the SUV which kind of indicates the amount of miles we are not accumulating…another year like this one and the rig will be deemed low mileage by virtue of sitting around. I’m just hoping that in the event that we can do a show or two, that I can remember how to put the booth together.
Ah...mountain life. ML has little do with with the blog I just like saying it.
This past week found us working towards the test of our new workshop series, Intentional Elemental Creativity. It's a dive into releasing one's own creativity in new ways and for many, with a medium that is new to them. it's done in a webinar format and will continue to be available after each of the premier workshop dates. It's been a great experience creating these workshops (there are four in the series) with our daughter, Katy Atchison, who is a certified Intentional Creativity Teacher...one of only about 300 worldwide. The premier of the first two workshops in the series, EARTH and AIR is October 24th and 25th. It's going to be a crazy cool experience. I'll be exhausted when we say goodbye on Sunday.
Grandson, Odin, is up for a week or two. Because we brought a fiber line to the house and workshops, Odin can now do his distance learning from here. As I type he's focused in front of the screen (he has books to read and workbooks to complete but it's screen time at the moment). He's really able to follow his own schedule on the computer, knows what he's suppose to do and does it...Taekwondo is in the afternoons via virtual Facebook. We hooked up a computer to the TV monitor and moved furniture out of the way. Now that he's breaking boards...better safe than sorry. Blue belt at the moment.
Wednesday is another edition of "Shenanigans of a Studio Potter"...with a special quest. Odin is here...so we're going to be working on some projects together. It's going to be a blast....Wednesday at 5:00 PM Pacific. LIVE on Facebook.
Aaaannnnddd...on SATURDAY...that would be the 17th, we're hosting out first Seconds and Discontinued Sale of both LickinFlames and the new Hobnob Collection. We've not done one of these sales before and had planned the event pre-Covid but now?...now it will be virtual on Facebook LIVE (via http://www.facebook.com/HighPrairiePottery)....or just search for "LickinFlames"...starts at 2...door prizes of course but some twists...we'll end at 3:00. Oh...and if you're signed up for our newsletter (through the contact page on the website)...you'll understand the crazy games we're playing on Saturday. Wicked fun (that's a Halloween term...wicked).
What did we do before Facebook LIVE and Zoom? Asking for a friend.