Given our quiet country lives and the repetitive nature of making pots, I rarely have anything that qualifies as News.  But today I have three things worth mentioning.

First, Alan has finished producing my second teaching video — on making a lamp decorated with a wiggle wire.  It’s at the bottom of this post, and we’d love your feedback on it.

Second, I had a teapot accepted in the Fourth International Small Teapot Competition that will take place at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California this spring.

Third, I leave this Sunday with my friend Kathy Knowles for a week teaching throwing at John C Campbell Folk School in North Carolina.  It’s a great place — like camp for grownups — where one can learn about almost anything done by hand.  Potting, metalwork, every kind of fiber arts, cooking, woodwork, music, and etc.  Check out their offerings at