Moth on a pile of pottery
The kids are out of school for the summer, and the Studio Tour is winding up. Traffic has been slower than last year, but I thoroughly enjoy talking to the people that stop by. I have gotten a few new ideas from visitors that I'll take up when I get back into the studio later this month.
Butterfly on an ikebana dish
I've been working on taking new photographs of my pieces. I bought 300 watt compact fluorescent bulbs (which are in no way compact at all), however, the base of the bulb is too large to fit 2 of my 3 clamp lights, so I am using one as the overhead light and 100 watt CFLs for the side lighting. My camera has 3 fluorescent light settings: cool, warm and daylight. I decided to take photos using all three, as well as the automatic setting. Interestingly, all the fluorescent settings make the photos too yellow. The automatic setting seems to work just fine.
Now I'll be able to update my website and get some images sent to Meredith for the Clay and Blogs Exhibit.