Thursday, June 30, 2011

almost there

well its been awhile. i havent been on the internet lately.  last weekend was another wonderful weekend hosted by the Beaufirt Historic Association's Old Homes Tour.  the studio was stop number 25 on the tour. we saw lots and lots of people from all over the place, made some new friends, and found new homes for lots of my pottery,
the last two m onths have been crazy and its been a long six weeks that are almost winding down...this weekend is the art show at the beaufort art center. i am so excited. its going to be awesome, we started setting up last night and so far everyone's work looks amazing. i am exhausted, havent slept in weeks, but i am living on pure electric happiness!  i have been firing the kiln back to back for a few weeks now. the new elements and tehrmocouples on the kiln are working out well. goodness knows. i have put them to the test! i am even firing right now! (yep down to the wire!)  i am excited to be introducung a new line of pots at the show too. cool stuff, stay tuned.

and one last thing, let me take a second to thank my hubby.

for the last month, i have been pretty absentee at the reynolds household, my hubby has stayed on top of the laundry, kept the house spotless, the yard mowed (at the studio too), the dishes done, the bills paid, cooked some suppers, been to the grocery store (BOUGHT ME BLUEBERRIES!!!) and is even cooking the dog food - no simple task (um, yeah, we cook our dogs their food)....thats just the short list. i think the only way i have maintained my sanity, was because of his help. so let me take a minute of your time to brag on my hubby.....
thanks babe!!! i love you!

as always thanks for reading!
and wishing you well.]~trista

Friday, June 24, 2011

cover story!

life in a fishbowl 
is on the cover of "this week magazine"!!!
its very exciting! check it out!

download the PDF here!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

old homes tour

old homes tour is this weekend and my studio will once again be a stop this year. the studio is TRASHED. oh well...looks like i gotta clean to do today!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

cool artist of the day

At first i thought it was photogrphy, but Ralph Goings is a realist painter.  This website is an overview of Goings work of the last forty years. It some of his early work from the 1960's.  As it closer to modern day  (beginning with the pickup series) he surveys the fast-food eateries, diner interiors and counter-top still life paintings of the 70's, 80's and 90's. Its cool to move through the decades!

This is about "ordinary everyday experience of American life... showing that there is beauty in the mundane".

My favorites are his earlier works, but i find them all fascinating and beautiful!

"My paintings are about light, about the way things look in their environment and especially about how things look painted. Form, color and space are at the whim of reality, their discovery and organization is the assignment of the realist painter."
---Ralph Goings -- 1978

Thursday, June 09, 2011

mountain country

well, i made the old asheville turnaround this week. i headed home for clay supplies and a doctor's appointment. the smell of mountain air was missing from my life. i needed that smell so bad i felt like some kind of fragrance junky!
tis the season for me to be homesick! i always miss home the most when the seasons change. 

one of the blogs i follow is called appalachian treks, written by a photographer named mark peacock. . his lastest entry was about max patch.  max patch "by the way the crow flys" is just a hop, skip and a jump from the farm where we used to live. i love this blog entry. it takes me home!  the road between fines creek and max patch and hot springs and marshall is a winding mountain highway that i could drive in my sleep (albeit incredibly unsafe.... driving while sleeping that is). go check it out his entry. the photos are beautiful!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

throwing a bottle

super cool video by my former mentor and teacher, mr steve lloyd, of lloyd pottery. steve is the clay teacher at  haywood community college.

check it out! but don't blink. you'll miss it!

Finding me:

asheville river arts district
95 roberts street
asheville, north carolina