Hello world! Yesterday you discovered me when the coolest billionaire/visionary/industrialist on the planet posted this tweet about my work. I was downstairs performing the humble task of executing a major overhaul of my laundry room clutter. It’s a big job – you could park a Tesla or two in my laundry room. But I digress. As I was unconnected to the internet, people all over the world started sending me orders for this mug design. It was a wonderfully weird mystery until I got to the bottom of it. And I got quite a rush of excitement when I got the whole story:
So thanks, Mr. Musk for telling the world about my humble little cottage industry. It’s so flattering to have the guy who created the most amazing car in the world pick my mug as his favorite ever. We are, of course, backordered on this mug now and the timing on this is a bit weird as I’m not going to get my next firing out until March 20th (that might change to earlier because of all this), but feel free to buy more and more of these mugs at my online store. For those of you overseas, There was a bit of a problem with the international shipping rates yesterday, but we should have that bug taken care of this morning. The cost to ship one mug in the USA is $10.00 and for overseas it’s $35.00. Thanks again, Elon. You made my day!!!
This lovely postcard came to me courtesy of Margo Brown at Margo’s Pottery in Buffalo, WY. If you happen to have any weird blank postcards you’d me to use for the “Postcards to Trump” project, mail them to me at: 30371 Rainbow Hill Road, Evergreen CO 80439. Thanks!
First and foremost, let me present my latest offering to the zeitgeist of distraught and disaffected liberals: “IS IT TIME TO MOVE TO CANADA YET?!!” I pulled 28 of these out of the kiln on Monday and by Tuesday afternoon they were all either sold or shipped off to various consignment accounts. Unfortunately, I won’t be getting another firing out until mid-March so if you want to buy one in my online store, it’s going to be a while before we can ship it to you. Here are the other views of this new classic:
I do have a great selection of the majority of my stock items right now, so don’t let the news about the unavailability of this design stifle your desire to buy something in my online store. Braxton has some crazy new stuff in his store, too. His latest new item is the appropriately titled, “Gob-mug.” Part goblet, part mug, these odd drinking vessels will make you feel like a king or queen when you guzzle your morning coffee and make your plans for world domination. Also new in his store are some really tasty beer steins.
And the even bigger news than that of my little pottery business is the success of my daughter, Robin’s (aka Lisa Prank) music career. Her album, Adult Teen received a ton of rave reviews throughout the year and she did an amazing job promoting the album through extensive touring. The culmination of all of this effort came when Adult Teen got the #10 spot on Rolling Stone critic Rob Sheffield’s “Top 20 Albums of 2016.” As a parent and a super music fan, it was a profound feeling to see my kid’s music up there with the likes of Beyonce, David Bowie, Radiohead, Leonard Cohen and others.
And last but not least, I’m doing an odd side project right now called Postcards to Trump. Last weekend I started sending a postcard a day to our new president. It’s a lot like doing a daily political cartoon, and I’m amazed at how easy they are to create. I’ll keep doing this project for as long as possible, as it’s a nice creative endeavor for me as I take a hiatus from pottery over the next month or so. Friends are already saying I should turn it into a book deal (ha! ha!), but the main thing is to see if I can keep it going for as long as I can. In all seriousness, I’m totally freaked out by the fact that we have a crazy person in the White House. But the upside of this reality is that it’s a rich source for my political humor. Please come back to this website if you want to get some laughs out of the struggle ahead.
I wonder what Winston Churchill would think of all this?
I think this postcard project is going to have real staying power. These cards just write themselves.
Isn’t it great to live in a country where your voice can be heard? A friend of mine says that this project is going to put me in “The Dystopian Prison for Obnoxious Artists.” Fair enough! Move over, Madonna and make room in this cell for me…
I’m firing a kiln today and feeling left out of the big march on everywhere that I can’t attend because of my work obligations. So I’m starting a new project: “Postcards to Trump.” Every day I’ll send a witty and somewhat critical postcard to our new president. Let’s see where it goes!
This year we have two ornaments for 2016! “MAKE WHOVILLE GREAT AGAIN!” is out of the kiln and ready to ship. You can buy it in the “ornaments and pins” section of my online store. While flying on a plane last week, I came up with a second timely design: “SEE THE BLAZING SAMSUNG CELL PHONE”. This one will be out of the kiln on Monday, December 12th but I recommend buying it now as we will have a limited supply of these and will be decorating more as the orders come in.
Right now we can make just about anything you want for the Monday, December 12th ship date. But in another week and a half, there will be a limited supply of my work available. If you want to find out the availability of specific items, feel free to call (303) 526-7867) or email me to find out if a specific item is in stock.
And here’s some cool news: my studio colleague, Braxton Phibes is the featured artist this month at the Evergreen Gallery! Here’s the lovely write-up they did for their monthly email newsletter. You can buy Braxton’s pots at The Evergreen Gallery or in his Etsy Store.