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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Why kittens in a studio is not a good idea!


Yesterday I got a half a day in the studio. I took Bonnie Lass, our 6 month old kitten in with me. She's been in the studio before, and was fairly well behaved other that boxing with my hanging brushes; but yesterday she found she could jump on to the wedging table and then on to the ware cart. I had put some pots that were thrown the day before, high up on the cart and out of her reach. Well, as you can see, she's now found a way to get up there and knocked over this mug. She was quickly whisked back into the house to her kitty day care center in the master bedroom, laundry room area.

It felt good to get some throwing in yesterday. Working with super soft clay I managed to throw a few plates/platters and a few more small pieces. My healing chest muscles are a bit sore this morning, but not sore enough to make me want to stop. Today probably won't be much studio time. Our son Sean, is flying in for the day, so I'm going to be prepping a nice dinner and maybe baking some bread too.

After breakfast I'll uncover the pots I threw yesterday, then start early on dinner prep. I'm making mushroom bisque, roast lamb, roasted garlic and rosemary potatoes and either green beans or a salad. I have to check the garden to see if I have enough beans.

Time for breakfast. Lots to do today.

9 comments:

  1. When they grow up they are not a good thing in the studio either, my cats try to jump up on everything.

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  2. Grandkids in a Studio isn't a good idea either. I have several pieces that have little finger impression in the rims. I must admit.. I love it :)

    BTW, I bought a piece of your work from the Etsy Liz Summerfield Benefit. I'm looking forward to receiving it :)

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  3. My last cat found a way to climb up about 10 feet and walk on a narrow ledge where I have a lot of my pottery collection. Fortunately she never knocked over the pots, but she sure knocked over a lot of other things. She also loved the water bowls and when I'd come in the studio in the morning, there would be muddy paw prints all over the floor. I finally got tired of cleaning that up and only let her in the kiln room.

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  4. Thanks for supporting Liz Summerfield. I hope you'll like the pot. The angle of the picture on Etsy didn't show it at it's best.It's a very nice piece.

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  5. I know the feeling when it comes to cats finding a way to climb in high places...lol Precious found a way to climb up my entertainment center when i put my dinner down to get a drink. Crazy cat....lol

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  6. I have six kittens in my studio - about 3 weeks old - unexpected. I've had to move to the barn, and it's getting cold in the uk now. The last lot of kittens (they're all wild cats) played havoc in the barn, knocking al sorts of stuff off ware boards. Oh well.

    Meant to say I've really enjoyed your Japan posts - been lurking here for quite a while - very interesting.

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  7. Thanks Andrew, I have more Japan pics to post. Unfortunately the quality of the scanner I bought is pretty awful; but at least it allows me to share some of the photos for people to get a feel of the potters and potteries and the country.

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  8. Precious - love the name!

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  9. Thanks My Brother nick named her when she followed him home a couple of years ago. I adopted her when she couldn't get along with my moms other cat katy. You know two female kittys ...lol

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