start drinking Coronas and decide to live in Florida for the rest of your days. Or act like the Chavi and put limes into the silver bullet. Any who, it has been a busy past month or so. If you have not heard, Matt Schiemann and I purchased St Petersburg Clay Company, (SPCC), and are ready to take it to the next level. SPCC is already a great place. A dozen or so electric kilns, two gas kiln, soda, a train, an anagama and in a few weeks a brand spanken new salt kiln. Let me not forget to mention the great members and artists in residence that make the place pop on a daily basis. Right now we are getting ready for a big holiday sale and a members show and that should rap the year up pretty well. Let us not the big pre-NCECA workshop we will be holding with the Morean Art Center for Clay.
Tomorrow morning we are going to upload the train kiln from a workshop led last weekend with Matt J-gel and myself, while Elmer Taylor taught a brush making a surface decoration workshop. Should be good.
On another, and totally different note, I found out this past summer while teaching summer camp that I am still not the best drawer in class. It is weird, as a youth, I never thought I would be an artist because I could not draw realistically or replicate comic books. These days I still can not, but I now don't care. It is not what I am about, so why would I need to? Here are some sketches for an instillation based on an amusement park theme. The soda shack and hot dog stand are my favorites.