To the rescue!
I have blogged about my pottery work, sculpting little Santa faces for a gift this holiday season. I created 15 Santas. I broke one before it could be fired and another split in the kiln, so I'm down to 13 and really can't afford to make a mistake or all my work will be lost.
Woudln't you know it, my kiln decided to stop working right in the middle of trying to fire! I turned to my dear potter friend Rogier Donker, who was kind enough to offer to fire my pieces for me. We picked them up last night and he fired them perfectly, of course. I have a bit of detail work to finish them up, but none of this would have been possible without Rogier stepping in and rescuing me!
So this Christmas season, I am grateful for old friends who are always there for me.
And if you are a fan of pottery, you should look up Rogier Donker online, because he is a wildly creative and unique individual.
Here's the link to his site: http://donkerstudio.org/
I just bought a Christmas present for myself in his studio. He created a beautiful wooden box to hold a stunning piece of Raku pottery, and I just had to have it. You may be drawn to something Rogier has created, too.
And thank you Rogier, for helping me finish my Christmas present this year. Sure would have been lost without you!