Sunday, January 4, 2015
He has been cranking out the mugs with his count hitting 100 for the week. Along with that 100 mugs are bowls, juice cups and some odds and ends.
I have just finished my first round of tiles and today, yes, I know it's Sunday, I hit the wheel with some clay; small bowls, cereal bowls, and a good start on an order of honey pots. I wonder what it is about having an order that makes a person drag their (her) feet? All day I thought I would hit those honey pots first and get them out of the way, but instead I did my pottery warm up on bowls first. They are quick and easy, just right to see if I can still toss clay at the wheel and make a pot.
The honey pots, 4 down and 16 to go.
I guess we all know what is on my list for tomorrow.
Hush, I tell them, not yet, let me think about those things next week.
Meanwhile back at the land of Whynot we are working on our list for the first firing of the year. We have a wholesale order that will need to be out of the kiln for the first of March, that means we need to fire in February. There are always some pots left from the last year to start off the firing, we just need to be smart about adding the right pots to the list.
No messing around, get serious here.
I really hope that we get some days of sun in the next week.
We have had so much rain that everything is nice and soggy around here.
I even had a disoriented black snake at the front door the other morning. I looked at him and he looked at me. He did not look any more happy to see me than I did to see him. My thoughts were- it's not spring yet buddy, go back to bed. I did not hang around to see where he was bedding down. I was just happy to see him gone when I went back out later.