Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fillers or tuckers

 When filling up a kiln we all think about the many pots that it takes to fill the space. There is always a space that you can tuck a piece of pottery.
  These small juice cups have become a favorite of many of our customers that they have become part of the plan anytime we are firing.

It is funny how they have gone from extra to a must have.
Mark probably makes 30 to 40 of these per kiln load.
 They are just the right size for the corners at the end of shelves, between the kiln bricks. They are also good between some of the larger pieces.

We glaze them in a variety of glazes and have found that many of our customers like to mix and match them,
rather than have them all match, they will look for 6-8 that don't match.

 I love that the buying public has caught up with me.
I don't like everything to match and I go out of my way to be sure that some things don't match.

Of course that does not mean you can not have 6-8 of the same things, by all means please do.

I also find it fun to hear how these are used, water, wine, milk, a shot of your favorite hard stuff.

Mark made some new tumblers for Ms. B and we both ended  up keeping a second to drink from.

Mine has become my favorite for now. It feels really good in the hand and drinks well.

Don't tell but I have favorite coffee mugs as well....
I have one I will hand wash in order to use again. With  cabinet full of cups and mugs this is so silly- but there you go- I am washing this one..

I also look at these and wonder what is my favorite glaze.
Hummmm, that might be another post.


smalltownme said...

I can see why you'd want to mix and match, because how can you pick just one pattern? They're all beautiful.

Suburban Correspondent said...

LOVE these!

cookingwithgas said...

You can't pick just one!
Thanks, I think they are pretty sweet.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I would have a very hard time picking just one from these gorgeous glazes. I see why people mix and match.

Mr. Young said...

I want one of each! How much?

cookingwithgas said...

Mr young, Robert, check your messages on f.b..

Lori Buff said...

A friend of mine spent most of her married life with mismatched dishes so for their 25th weeding anniversary her husband got her a matching service. Two years later she feels like this is boring and wants to go back to the unique pieces.