Thursday, July 28, 2011

That was so yesterday

I spent today helping my dentist buy a new car,TV or at least have some good money to take a trip somewhere. I thought that was very kind of me.
When I got back from my worthy trip I noticed that Mark had been working hard to help pay for that new item that my dentist will be enjoying.
I did not get to watch him carve these two pretties but I hope they will find good homes after they are through the gas kiln.



I admit I was sitting in the dentist chair playing the cost game

This tooth will cost blank vases, or blank teapots, or blank......
The joys of the self employed.
I remember the first time the light went off in my head when I realized that selling pots meant paying bills.
This was no hobby for us but a reality.
Blank=shoes for two kids.
Blank=food on the table.
Blank= electricity,insurance,phone......


So here are the blanks for tomorrow.
I am digging this jug!


Best get my own work done tomorrow and help pay the bills.
Cheers!
M

15 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

Mark sure is in a groove with those bottles! Beautiful! I do the adding game too only mine is: blank= show booth for the CDCG, blank=college tuition payment, etc.... thank goodness Gerry has dental insurance, actually thank goodness Gerry has a job and hasn't decided to leave me!

Shortstuff said...

My sister the altruist...always thinking about others' bottom lines. Sorry for the unexpected expense...and pain...and bother. Boy, getting to be the big kids can be tough, can't it? Let me know when you want to return to our youths.

Linda Starr said...

I'd gladly return to my youth, it seems like it was so much easier back then, but what can we do, keep on keeping on. Amazingly beautiful jars.

ang walford said...

hehehe trace :P and gorgeous blanks they be meredith!! If only we could pay our bills with pots...

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I know, i always think in terms of mugs sold = ?

Peter said...

Lovely pots. Really lovely! I also assist my vet, dentist, doctor, dermatologist, optician, and other good people in local and national government to have healthy, enjoyable, prosperous, respectable, and adventurous lives! I do a mugs per hour tally as I get onto the examination table. To make the $300 plus per hour that they are charging I would have to make, handle, glaze, and fire something in excess of 20 mugs per hour.... it is quite a thought really! Sadly here in NZ I could never sell at that rate even if I could work that quickly!

laura weant johnson said...

i think we need more of the barter system--if only we could barter our work for everything we need! and meredith--groove in the grove? was i the only one who groaned on that one? :) pots look great--keep that man chained to the wheel!

Michèle Hastings said...

i am with you on that last jug... that roundy shape is so appealing to me.

cookingwithgas said...

Laura----;)

FetishGhost said...

I have to admit, it was filling in the blanks that finally convinced me to go back to working full time in the grounds and gardens again. I just can't sell enough clay to float a family, but I can sell enough to make decent "egg money".

Trish said...

Beautiful grooves and more! T.

Patricia Griffin said...

Hope your future trips to the blankity-blank-blank dentist are few and far between. Not my fav place. I've been so lucky (so far) in not having to spend too much time there!... Beautiful jars!

cookingwithgas said...

There is a real balance between money and bills around here we call is cash flush!

jimgottuso said...

beautiful pieces... if it weren't for money, we sure could have a lot better time and more fun

cookingwithgas said...

how true Jim, how true!