Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The last plan I am

going to make for this year

 We are bouncing around in the studio, cleaning, tossing and working on a load of pots to fire for the New Year. 
At this point we are working on our plan for the coming year as this one is quickly running downhill.
It has been raining, raining, raining, I am sure that unless you live under a rock you already know about this crazy warm rain we are having.
If it was snow we could toss this to the wind, curl up on the sofa, and watch movies all day. Instead we are pretending that we are working in order to "earn" our credibility points for taking time off later.
This is the only good thing about being self-employed, the carrot of time off later. Wait! I guess this would apply to anyone who works. We are all reaching for the carrot.

In the planning stages I am still working out how to load the top shelf for the kiln differently than we use to. I have found that using some plate setters as a way to place things under and a place for things to sit on top has been working pretty well.
The plan is to give the "crown" shelf some space without making it too short or too open. This has been working pretty well for us.
  I found that it is also useful to take some pictures so that I do not have to figure out this puzzle twice.
I do like that my cell phone can be my dairy for this since I usually have that on me.

Ever feel as if you are in a bubble?
This was us at the MC Escher show in Raleigh.
I was trying to figure out how to take a picture while they ( the wise-hats) were all trying to teach me how to hold the phone so that I was in the picture and not hidden by the phone.
What a laugh.
Great show you need to go see if you are in the area.

I need to go pretend to work some more, or not...
Cheers for 2016!


Laurie said...

I bet the Escher show was fun! They're talking about EMS having to rescue folks in Asheboro with all this rain!

cookingwithgas said...

It's a great show. Crazy rain out there.

Dennis Allen said...

Stay dry, stay healthy. stay happy.

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Dennis! I was just reading your wild story.
Happy New year, now I need a shot of bourbon.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

That carved teapot will be a stunner :)

Michèle Hastings said...

I would love to get to the Escher show... we shall see.
We also use plate setter to get creative at the top of our kiln. It has worked well for us too.
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Happy New Year! I'm with Gary...can't wait to see how that carved teapot turns out! I also see a bird house in the works. My sister LOVED her big garlic jar and bird house. Hopefully a cute bird moves into it in the spring. :)

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Claudia! Thank you! we love hearing that our work is well received.
Happy New year, it's chilly here to day.

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks Gary! I sure hope it all comes out as well as we want it too!
Fingers are crossed!