ON THE FARM
Lu and Ry are implementing a range of gardening/farming techniques based on a wide range of ideas and climate types. Green mulch, cut weeding, clay ball planting, double planting, strategic planting, etc. They watch the weather – they identify insects – they are truly doing “field research”.
Lu has even taken on a new wardrobe connect wildly to the garden. We had two baby goats the last week of April. Ala (boy) and Carte (girl). Ala is pictured climbing on the brush pile.
CLASSES at Hook Pottery Paper
spring classes went well – these two guys had a blast
JUNE courses still have spaces left
clamshell box making with Mary Uthuppuru and intensive paper making with Andrea Peterson. See website class listings for all info and registration details. Great classes in July and a plant fiber course in early August!
Jon has been creating a new bread/pizza oven and it is almost done. The oven is cement block for height and foundation, woven basket gives interior space, out side is a clay and straw mixture and with a bread oven the chimney is in the front.
He will also be teaching a class at the Krasl Art Center starting in June. He is spinning more functional ware and is planning a June firing.
Watermarked sheets made of cotton rag (green) couched onto a burgundy crispy abaca. The studio is filling with summer classes, print projects and artists’ in residence. Andrea will be off to Ox-Bow to teach and a week teaching for Art on the Meadow at Ox-Bow which still has a room. Late this summer she will be teaching at the Morgan Conservatory a class on pigments, chemicals, and pigmentation of a variety of fibers.
Some of you saw these watermarked beauties at PBI this year. PBI an amazing gathering of old and new friends.