This is the latest vessel to come out of my studio. The weather has finally cooled enough that working over a 1200 degree torch with a 947 degree kiln running within two feet of the work station isn't too daunting.
I am recovering from a nasty bug, so I only made three vessels this weekend. Two in purple and one in teal. (The teal will be posted soon). The purple vessel above is a donation to a silent auction for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. I hope it brings them lots of big bids!
After I turned off the torch, I emerged from the studio to find out that I have friends in areas of Texas that are currently being threatened by wildfires. I reflected briefly on how fire can be both a creative and destructive force and then I commenced to worrying about loved ones.
The east Texas neighborhood where I lived before moving back home to Kerrville was evacuated yesterday and I have good friends in the Bastrop area who were also evacuated. It is so difficult knowing that people I care about are in harm's way and that there's nothing I can do other than offer a safe place for them to shelter and spend time on my knees in prayer. I guess that's where faith comes in - somewhere, in all of this mess God is in control.
Please pray for Texas and the end to this miserable drought and the destructive fires that rage across the state.