Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pottery Life

I'm still getting a little work done. Nap times and an hour or so at night. I'm a lot more focused than I used to be. I'm often amazed at how much I can get done in an hour.




For many years I've worked in long cycles. When I make my to-do list it always adds up to about 3 kiln loads. That's the most efficient way to work anyway, so I've been firing 3 loads at a time 3 or 4 times a year. This time however I have almost no inventory and don't want to wait 3 months. So I'm working on making one kiln load of pots. Harder than it seems. I've thrown about 40 mugs so far. That's enough for a kiln load, but not nearly what I'd like to have finished. Those will last a week by the time I restock a couple of galleries and fill the individual orders. Yikes!
But I'm giving it a try. Hopefully I'll have some finished pots by late summer.


Harvested my garlic yesterday, about a dozen heads. My studio smells!


Someone found an old Halloween costume this weekend. Some people trap or spray their carpenter bees. We just confuse and amuse ours.

2 comments:

Kathy Lappin said...

Love the bee ... we had a little meerkat running around here about a month ago when he found an old costume, too.

sewa elf said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.