The last week was started with riots and ended with peaceful demonstrations. I was saddened by the riots. They seemed to be so unnecessary...however...would we be have this type of discussion about changing policing and policing culture if we have only had peaceful demonstrations? I don't know the answer...but the question is interesting to ponder.
COVID needed to be put on a back burner by the media...don't put it on yours...it's still there and you need to be prepared for that "spike" the medical folks have been talking about. Preparedness is a good thing and hopefully being prepared will give us some peace of mind.
Huge week coming up around the studio. We finished last week with another one of our virtual pottery workshops...students in 3 time zones...1/2 had young potters in training with them...it was fun and very different for me. The next workshops are tentatively scheduled for the 17th of July...on my calendar...put it on yours.
Midweek we will have an open video (LIVE on Facebook) beginning at 4 PM Pacific. Unscripted...just a slice of studio pottery life. Ask questions or not. I'll talk or not. The mic will be on until 5(ish)....if my hands are in goop it may run over a tad.
We'll end the week with The Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival on FaceBook...two days of immersion into all things fiber...or is it subversion?. Our program is slotted for HIGH NOON (Eastern)...that's 9 AM Pacific. During the time slot, I'll be doing an obvara firing of a piece that will only be available during Virtu-Wool and limited to just 50 pieces...and availability ends at mid-night. Brenda will be running some specials and showing those during our hour. This should be totally insane...hilarity will ensue.
We're giving away a raku yarn bowl during the festival...the code word? Well you have to be online to hear that word and use the code...but it's a gorgeous bowl...and we'll be giving it away!
But wait...there's more...that piece I'll be firing?...it's new and has a fiber component that is stash friendly...Brenda will demo that too.