Mark is back making lamps, while I am working on jars, bowls and small plates for the berry bowls.
I knocked out 38 pots this morning using some reclaimed clay that Mark put together earlier this week.
We have a stash of dry stoneware clay that needed to be made into wet. It worked out great in that it worked into several 100 pounds of some really nice throwing, fluffy clay.
You, or I, forget what clay is like when it is not pressed to its limits.
This just feels so nice and it is no struggle for me to center or throw.
The end of a firing always seems as if you should take off and do something spectacular.
Go hand gliding,jump out of an airplane, take a trip.
Or, do nothing at all.
Laze about and drink wine, sleep late, stay up well past your bedtime, jump on the bed.
Just something that say, we are done.
But, we are never done.
We spent a bit of time getting orders off to customers.
That means packing and shipping.
As a small business we are also the pack and ship department.
And, I must say after many years of shipping, we have got it down.
We use to go "find" boxes and packing material.
We keep a good supply of cubes from 6x6x6 to 18x18x18.
It pays to have good boxes.
We have a friend who has a local restaurant keep all their egg flats for him.
He passes those on to us.They are wonderful and have changed our life in the packing department.
Another friend get packing peanuts that would be headed to the trash.
We get one or two bags of those to keep on hand.
This all adds up when we need to ship as a great time saver.
Our policy is: we make it, you approve it, we collect payment and then ship it off.
They are very important to the way we work these days.
Not everyone lives an hour away, and, this makes it work for us and them.
Yep, we are here to get it to you.
This is what making pottery is about.
The use at the end.
I love when a plan comes together.
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