Sunday, January 4, 2015

it's time

 Mark and I headed back out to the studio this week to ring in the new year by getting back to work in the studio.
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.

 I had not given much thought about going back to teach in the next 8 days ( I just looked at the calendar, darn....) but the last two mornings as I have just hit the edge of  being awake, my mind has jumped over to things left at the school as I walked out for break.
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.



Gary's third pottery blog said...

Wonderful post :) I know what you mean, though: Monday after new year, get back to work!!!!!! FILL UP THE STUDIO!

Dennis Allen said...

Starting slow in Ohio.Maybe tomorrow

cookingwithgas said...

yes, time to kick things into gear and get something done! ( at least that sounds good....)

smartcat said...

Here we go. I feel like I'm at the top of a very steep hill. It's going to be an interesting slide down....if I can just keep from tripping over my own feet!

Michèle Hastings said...

Your wish came true.... it's SUNNY today! And the moon last night was so bright that it woke me up.

cookingwithgas said...

2015- let's go down that hill together!
Yes, MH great Moon last night and I will take all the sunshine we can get.

Anna M. Branner said...

Yes, WHY is it that orders make me more of a procrastinator. MUST get those plates done.... Happy New Year!

Lori Buff said...

I’m the same way with orders, I think we need to warm up to them.

cookingwithgas said...

how true you two!