Thursday, March 31, 2011

One year

84 posts in's first year. Happy Birthday.

It was only a year ago that I was living in Logan, Utah, worried about graduating. I was making a totally new body of work, getting together the application for the Archie Bray (never did get in) and trying to make a show that I thought was so important. During one of the most hectic times of my school history I thought I should take the time to start a blog. Looking back, it's been a way for me to sit down and collect my thoughts in words. When I was a kid, I used to keep a diary and it was such a great way for me to remember things that had happened to me. Since then, which seems like a lifetime, so many crazy things has happened. I'm glad that I wrote about my doings and happenings with my pots. It's nice to know that people out there are enjoying what I'm writing about. In some way, if it helps them with..whatever.. I think it makes it even more worth it.

Now as blog year number two begins, I can foresee a storm of pottery coming my way. Things at the family business are picking up and we're progressing in a positive direction. At the same time, so is my own work. I'm looking forward..not to battling this storm, which will keep me busy and stressed out for some time, but to accepting it and flowing with it.

Within the next week I'm going to focus on the next step in my sgraffito, salt fired pots. I have a few deadlines coming up that I need to have finished pots for by the end of April and I want these pots to look their best... so I figure what I need to do is take a closer look at the images I have and figure out where it is they need to go.

Thank you for your support in the last year. I've really enjoyed writing about my pots and I look forward to the next year.


  1. congratulations on year one and wishing you great success in year two!! I enjoy your blog very much.

  2. Very cool Mr Free! Hey so.... looks like I am heading your way for the summer! I got a summer residence at the Bray! Need a place to stay... any ideas? Keep you ears open! Can't wait to spend some time! Keep up the exploration! talk soon, S

  3. sunshine! I'M SO HAPPY YOU'RE COMING!!!

  4. Freedom Fighter: Ya've done good kiddo! I told ya to do it, ya did and it's really very creative. Happy Anniversary and many more. Tc