Sunday morning backgammon by the woodstove with my love.
We’ve been do our best to hibernate some this winter. Recuperating from this past year and recharging for the next.
The woodstove has been helping. Last winter was our first in the new house and we didn’t have time to install a woodstove. It was tough. Paying all that money for propane was brutal but not having a fire in the house really change the enjoyment level associated with winter.
It’s such an important part of the quality of life.
With @carolinaflowers_
#apotterslife #hibernation #woodstove

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Today was the perfect storm. A cooling day after the firing with a snow day on top!!! If that’s not the universe telling you to take the day off, I don’t know what is! Emily and I certainly needed it. So far we’ve watched the first two Harry Potter movies, made chili and have barely left our house. Perfect.
#coolingday #bestdayever #apotterslife

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This year has been a lot… and I’ve been feeling it recently.
The jail. The brick factory. The farm. The land. The house. The pottery. The Clayspace. The woodfire conference. Penland. The new studio. The emails… It has felt like the type of year that we will look back on and say “damn… that year was insane…”
We do love it and I can’t image not doing any of it… but I’m ready for so winter hibernation for real.
@clarkhodgin made this picture of me in the jail earlier this year. I felt tired then too…
Maybe I was better at hiding it.
#imtired #oldmarshalljailproject #oldmarshalljail #creativelife #apotterslife

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This year has been a lot… and I’ve been feeling it recently.
The jail. The brick factory. The farm. The land. The house. The pottery. The Clayspace. The woodfire conference. The new studio. The emails… It has felt like the type of year that we will look back on and say “damn… that year was insane…”
We do love it and I can’t image not doing any of it… but I’m ready for so winter hibernation for real.
@clarkhodgin made this picture of me in the jail earlier this year.
#imtired #oldmarshalljailproject #oldmarshalljail #creativelife #apotterslife

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We’ve been doing some major infrastructure projects on the various properties this week. Yesterday I was installing new culverts at the farm and found a bunch of really exciting new clay!!!
I’m excited to start using clay from the farmland where @carolinaflowers_ grows all the flowers.
#wildclay #farmlife #apotterslife #localclay #pottery

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