Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hanging Around

Finally the dog days of summer have arrived and between the many projects we have on the go at our place, our only other hang out spot has been the beach! We've had over a week now of solid sunny days, some hot enough to wistfully long for the cooler months that were June and July, but a daily plunge in the cool Slocan waters quickly washes away any of that nonsense.

On the homefront, Robin has been laying brick on his new kiln, trying to get most of the days work in before the hot part of the day, but mostly ends up sweltering away the entire day. Thanks to the help of some good friends this weekend and in particular our pal Cam, who has been dedicated and diligently working away at a timber structure to house the kiln, this past weekend we erected the frame. All it needs now is a roof and voila, some shade to ease the long days working in the sun.

The roof may have to wait another few days though because we're switching gears again this coming weekend for our annual Studio Tour and Pottery Sale at our place. The event takes place both days, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we're hoping for a big turnout, any excuse to get people together for a coffee on the deck and to talk pottery:)

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for just the right kind of weather for the weekend. Not too hot, or else everybody might skip the culture tour and head to the beach. Believe me, I know just how tempting the river can be at this time of year.....


gladventurer said...

Goodluck with the pottery show Eden and Robin.

Adam Field said...

SO excited for all the good stuff happening at the DuPont homestead! It hurts just a bit to not be in the pix as one of the helpers, I really wish I could be there for it....did I mention it's so exciting?!? :)

ps, is that the fartstream by the kilnshed? :D

bfree clay said...

thanks for posting these eden. i feel the same way adam does. hey, why is it that I can't click your images to see them larger? the first pic sometimes works..but the others..nadda.