Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spruce Pine Potters Market - Ron and Maria Slagle's booth

Here's a shot of Ron and Maria Slagle's booth at the Spruce Pine Potters market. Ron is an amazing, all round artist; and a great guy and fabulous cook as well. His functional wood fired work is accompanied by his equally wonderful, and often whimsical sculptures. Ron makes the kind of pots you can have and use forever and never tire of them. Ron gifted me with one of his chicken sculptures recently. How did he know that I've been wanting one of those! If you're ever in the area, stop by his barn gallery and view all this work for yourself. Bet you can't buy just one!

Today is going to be a play day since it's the only non rainy day till Sunday and we want to drive North and see if we can see some of the lovely fall colors. I also have to do a food shopping stop to buy some ribs for tomorrow night's Clay Club meeting at my studio.

When I get home I need to harvest more beans and get them and peppers covered with Remay in preparation for those 30 degree temperature arriving Friday night. If I waited, I'd be doing it in the rain - not fun. Then I have to clean and prep the yesterday and today's harvested beans for the freezer, feed my sour dough starter, make dinner, and if I have any energy and time left, I need to tidy my gallery.


  1. Ron is a great guy and I only know him through the blog world and I love his sculptures too, I've never seen one of his chicken sculptures. Wish I could be there at the sale, one of these days soon.

  2. Hi June, it was nice seeing you at the potters market the other day...and am sorry I'll miss Clay Club this week, I'll be busy with my show in Asheville...Hope it's a good one!

  3. Joy - next year we need to remember this and shift our October meeting earlier or later. I hope you all have a great show!