Saturday, December 27, 2014
At the end of the year Mark and I always do a sit down meeting to figure out what is going to happen for the following year.
We always have the best intentions of making strict list of the pots that we plan to make, tossing out the items that seem to be just sitting around taking up space.
We sum our year up in the thoughts of what sold and what did not.
I'm not quite sure why.
It could be the way folks use what they buy, or buy what they use.
We have always found that coffee mugs are a favorite. We make plenty for each kiln load and those plenty find their way out the door quicker than most other things.
Creamers, a must on the list. Creamers hold more than just cream. They can also hold flowers, maple syrup, melted butter and gravy.
Since I added tiles to the list I have found that they are an item I need to keep on my list as well.
In fact if it was up to me, then again it's not, so, I have to balance what I am throwing with the tiles.
On to the list with them.
That list is getting long since I have a few orders in those as well as the ones in my head I would like to make.
Anything new coming up for you this year?
Is there a suggestion or two that has stuck in your brain that just needs to surface?
I am also going to see how best I can manage my time between school and the studio here at home.
Oh, our criteria for continuing to work in clay is, did we make money, break even or are we just hanging on by our toe nails.
I am saying the toe nails are tight this past year.
We'll see what the taxes shake out.
Meanwhile, watch out here comes the new year.