Okay tonight I am going to a lecture and reception by and for Jun Kaneko At ASU. I am ready to begin my moving to S.D. organizing and take the Civic in to be told exactly what I will need to do to continue driving the lil bugger around. And what it is gonna cost me. lol I still say it is an almost perfect vehicle for a potter. Of course once in S.D. I will drive more in a week than I did in a month here in Az. HA!
Country life. Looking forward to making pots on the deck looking down the valley towards town 3 miles south. No pollution, airport and railroad 4 miles on the other side of town with Battle Mountain in between. As opposed to a RR crossing a block away and the flight path 1/2 mile to the north... traffic around ASU, rude jerks, too damn many way cool people... lol. Will miss easy access to Middle Eastern, Turkish, Thai, and real Mexican food. Thank god we have Chinese in Hot Springs.
I will probably be involved with the ASU Powwow one last time before heading off to Japan. Hope to get to Michigan and Texas sometime soon as well. Then drive a truck to S.D. sometime in June. Fly back to Az.,hang out a bit and then road trip my way across N.M., Texas, Okieland, swing by and see an aunt in Kansas and up the Loup River across the Nebraska Sandhills to Paha Sapa.
Working on an idea for an ongoing "Ni Lakota/Nihonjin Desuka" show with Tomo Kobayashi and a proposal for a gallery in Charleston, S.C. and another in Houston.... we shall see. Now I HAVE to organize and make more chawan and pots. lol I have been all "I can do that after December." HA!
But am thinking about a new body of wood-fired work next spring when I can devote a full week to the process. Making and glazing pottery is easy, but without the ASU studios, firing can be a little limiting. But I will endeavor to persevere. And I really do need to work on this site more.
Paid a visit to my favorite Seattle bookstore, Magus this past week. Came across the following:
"A Potters Book" by Bernard Leach
"Centering" by M.C. Richards
"Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, 4E" by Robert Fournier
"The Pottery Jewels of Joseph Lonewolf"
Time to read.