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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Settling in

Being back in the studio all day yesterday was nice. It has been difficult to get started after taking so long off. I had some cleanup to do, a lot of wedging to do and I just had to let go and get into the groove. I did that yesterday :) I am feeling much better about things. Today I have 28 goblets to assemble first, then perhaps trimming the mugs I threw yesterday, but I doubt if they will be ready, so I am planning on throwing more. On the list for this week are:

20 Tankards
20 soup mugs
5 big bowls
5 pie plates
50 more round mugs
perhaps a tagine :) we'll see

There's so much I want to get done, but I have to have enough for a basic setup at PPD in Erie next weekend, so instead of throwing hundreds of one item then moving on I am having to cut it short and just fill a table.

I have a 2000 pot goal by Dec 1 we'll see if I can come close :) trying to get ahead on production so rushing doesn't happen.

I kind of want to take some time and make more things to feed my soul, but I have to get going on the list :) One of the soul feeding things I want to make are some decorative vases, like the one in front in the picture :)

Maybe I can squeeze a couple in :) at least they don't require a lot of trimming or long pulled handles. They might require some small ones though.Hmmmmmm. After I get done with this weeks list I'll get started on a new round of mugs for Webster's. 100 of those :) as well as a couple of special orders. I love walking in to Webster's and seeing my mugs in use. It's very fulfilling.

I am also thinking of reviving the oil candles I used to make. I stopped making them after I read about a potter getting sued out of existence when a customers cat knocked one over and burned down their house. Scary stuff, but mine are a very stable and safe design. I might even make them from porcelain.

Much to think about, but even more to do.