Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year, all!


It appears 2010 is determined to come in tonight under cover of snow. Though we've got the second full moon of the month rising tonight, it will be tough to see through the snow clouds.
I've loaded up the electric kiln for a bisque firing tomorrow. I'm planning on the first firing of the year late next week.
For once, my plan is to make pots steadily through the winter and have lots of inventory for the spring and summer shows. We'll see how that works out. I've got to get a bit more heat into the studio to make it at all inviting to work there when it's 10 degrees and heavy wind blowing outside. The studio was built as a garage, hence relatively little insulation and at least two very cheesy windows.
On to some friends' house in Monument Beach (not far from us) for tonight's New Year's Eve party. Good food and wine, good friends, and we stay long enough to celebrate the coming of 2010 to Labrador. Which means we get home before midnight Eastern time.
Safe and happy New Year's Eve, everyone. See you on the other side.

9 comments:

Ron said...

Happy New Year Hollis, here's to 2010!

cookingwithgas said...

Happy New year and here's to firing in Jan.!
You go get them!

Dan Finnegan said...

I like your new resolve, Hollis... thanks for all the support this year!

Hollis Engley said...

Thanks, guys. And Daniel, this year is ending well, isn't it?

Barry said...

Hollis - Thanks for your wonderful pots, blog and being a great neighbor.

Best to you and Dee.

ang said...

happy new year..all the best with your winter plans..

Hollis Engley said...

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone. And a happy 2010 to you. We survived New Year's Eve, with a wonderful party with some very good friends.

mengley said...

Hey, don't slander the garage -- I hung those windows myself!

Hollis Engley said...

I should clarify here ... the windows hung by Marcus (my son and heir) are the two best in the studio. The two cheesy ones are on the north side (of course) and are single-pane relics of another time. Marcus, by the way, came East from Seattle ten years ago to convert the front wall of a two-car garage into a studio wall, with door and the aforementioned two windows. And a fine job he did. He started by remarking on his father's appalling lack of a plan for the job, then getting out paper, pencil and ruler and doing a "blueprint" then and there. Good son, that Marcus.