it’s hard to believe it’s been a month since I headed from Columbia, MO to New Albany, IN.  August has been a month of driving for me, first the move from Columbia, and then a longer drive back home to western NY, to pick up my truck, furniture and more studio things.

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The trip from Columbia was the first time I’ve transported works in progress – leather hard green ware and even a few bone dry pieces.  I admit, it definitely lightened up my lead foot on the gas pedal, lol!

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Everything survived, including this collaborative piece, now patiently waiting it’s turn in the kiln here at IU Southeast.

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Thrilled that I get to work with these folks for the next year. Can’t say enough about my fellow faculty and the program here. People in town are just as friendly, and New Albany is already starting to feel like home.

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My studio at Indiana University Southeast is tiny. Despite being a gypsy, I have a lot of tools, books and studio things, not to mention work. Luckily they gave me a tiny little office too, which is where all these boxes of finished work went to live until I need to install them somewhere.

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It took a couple days, but I rearranged my studio and got everything stowed away and still have plenty of space to work.

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I did a little throwing….

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and painted a few whiskey cups, in between terra sig-ing slipcast pieces, writing syllabi & getting the studio ready for classes. It’s been a busy month, but I’m working on maintaining a balance between making & teaching, with an occasional day off thrown in there too…. we’ll see how that goes!

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