Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Why I hurt...

A month or two ago my wife and I purchased a short term membership to Crossfit, a local gym.  We have both been putting off actually going thus far (my wife still is).  Yesterday I bit the bullet and attended my first class...it kicked my ass pretty hard.
Crossfit is not your typical gym though.  They have scheduled classes with short, intense workouts.  Yesterday we did squats, kettle bells, pushups, lunges and something called burpees.  Doesn't sound like much, but we were supposed to do as many as we possibly could of each of these exercises in four minutes.  So the total work out only lasted 20-25 minutes, but everyone was laid out on the floor after it was all said and done.  And on top of all that, I chipped my tooth with a weight bar.
I am a strange kind of sore today; my muscles hurt a bit, but they are more tired than anything.  It was good though.  I am going again tomorrow.

On the clay front, I was accepted to a couple art fairs last week, which is cool.  I was kind of worried about getting accepted to shows for a little bit, so getting into even these two shows is a nice little validation of what I am doing.  I still have to apply to shows for later in the year though, so I have yet to see what will happen with those.
The wife and I are also planning a home show type thing in the next month or so.  We have a lot of work to do to get ready for that on top of making enough inventory to cover everything.

And finally, here are a few pictures so this post isn't so dry.  This is all stuff that came out of the last load, I think.  I just haven't put any of them up here yet.  Most of these and more are on my Etsy page.

Skull butter dish.  Someone asked if I could make one of these, so I did.

Bird and magnolia butter dish

The "Baa Baa" cup

Raven wine set
I guess that is all for now.  Until later...

-Rob, Simple Circle Studios


  1. good LORD you are the very best potter that I know, your work seriously in KICKING ass :)

  2. Awesome work. I really like the bird/magnolia butter dish. Congrats on getting into the two shows. Where are they at?

  3. Love it all! Especially the Baa Baa cup. You are really good at what you do. Glad to hear Etsy is picking up for you.

  4. Thanks all. So far I have shows in Charleston, MO (by Sikeston), Paducah, Webster Groves, and yesterday I just got accepted to a show in St. Charles. Alicia should be updating the website pretty soon, but I guess I ought to throw that info up here too.