We are so excited to announce a NEW FORMAT for our regular Second Saturday Giveaway!
Whenever possible, our featured crafter from the same month of the previous year will do the interview and take photos with a new featured crafter!
In November 2010, I interviewed Ali Misner of Alexandria's Soap Garden.
For our November 2011 Second Saturday Giveaway, Ali interviewed her mother-in-law, Carla Gibson of Chuber Pottery (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Carla in her workspace.
Ali: Tell us about your workspace.
Carla: I have a two story 24’ by 26’ pole barn. The first floor consists of my work area with my kiln, my wheel, drying racks, a glazing area, shelves with various pottery tools, slab roller, and of course clay. My husband also works in the pole barn, however with only a mere 8’ X 9’ area we’ve dubbed “The Man Square,” (poor hubby J).
Chuber pottery on display.
Using the elephant ear sponge.
Ali: What is your favorite craft tool/material?
Carla: I love throwing clay on the wheel and using my elephant ear sponge. This involves centering the clay and a lot of hand control to form the clay. The elephant ear sponge keeps the clay moist. This process of pottery making is very calming and soothing.
Vegetable steamers made by Carla.
Ali: How did you get into crafting?
Carla's pottery tools.