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two potters photo tour

It was a really special summer for us.  Both for our young family, and for our business. (We thank you wholeheartedly for that!)  But honestly, where did it go?!  Life seems to have only sped up as we do the juggling act of work-at-home + stay-at-home potting + parenting – I often think about that […]

visiting our studio

{This post features photos from one of our past Open Studio events – join us for the next one listed here} We had a wonderful weekend for the Vermont Open Studio Tour.  Thank you to all who turned out to see our latest firing and enjoy some great live music (thank you Matt, Adam, and […]

in the mornings

Recently, I’ve fallen in love with early mornings again. When I was living in New Hampshire, and firing twice a year at my friend Jody’s wood kiln in Maine, my preferred shift started at 4 am.  It meant an early bedtime, and a groggy start, but I was so fond of tending that fire while […]

this new year

It’s 2014, and life could not have changed more since 2013. Since Zoe joined us, the part of my brain that finds space to write reflectively about our lives as potters seems to have been swallowed by the all-consuming duties of motherhood. So be it.  We wouldn’t trade parenthood for all the studio time in […]

meet baby Z

Something pretty wonderful happened in our world this fall . . . we had a baby. Meet Baby Z. She was born the first of October.  It is safe to say she is the light of our lives. We’ll get back to pottery-related things . . . at some point. :) For now, we’re just […]

at work in our new studio

We are at work in our new studio: making pottery, being potters.  Our wood kiln is just a short walk across the yard. It sounds so simple.  And it is, beautifully simple- at last. Yet it’s taken us four years to get to this point.  Four years of hard physical labor, four years of juggling […]

studio building – almost there

We. Are. So. Close!  The last few weeks of work on the studio have been huge and exciting.  Nathan and I have adjusted to a “new way” – one where we actually hire out some big parts of the process. For the last three years, we’ve literally place every brick and nailed every piece of […]

studio building – little things and big things

We are in total studio building immersion these days.  Despite the tiniest indications of spring, the weather in Vermont has continued to be wintery and cold, adding to the sense that we are in some kind of crazy time-warp where we are always building and it is always winter. We’ve gotten a lot done, though! […]

a new year, a new chapter

I remember hearing of a friend’s resolution on the first day of 2012 to “stop talking about doing things, and actually do things.”  That struck a chord with me.  Not that I’m one to sit around for extended periods, but there were some major things I really wanted to do this year.  I really didn’t […]

studio building : ten days in

It’s really quite hard to believe we’re only ten days into building.  (With wood, that is!)  It is amazing what can be accomplished when you combine time, drive, passion, skill, experience, determination – and the threat of impending winter! This past week brought many productive days, during which we put the purlins onto the rafters, […]