Today was a good day in the studio. A few days ago I posted on Facebook saying how I would like to hire help for cash or trade for about 6 hours a week, mostly mid-day during the week. I had a lot of responses, most were only good for weekends, but a few people were available during the day. I called the first respondent and he agreed to come help me out today. His name is Mike and he was enormously helpful. I gave him a brief rundown of the process I go through and 1.5 hours later he had bagged up reclaim, packed all the Webster's mugs and wedged up some clay which I used to make the round mugs in these pictures.
So I made Oil Candles with some interesting spiral wick holders, a few tumblers, butter keepers, some travel style mugs and some round mugs. I need to do some Tankards first thing in the morning and a few other pieces, but I am mostly caught up for the home sale. The last kiln I fire before the sale will be a bisc kiln full of vases and pie plates. The pie plates only require one firing.
Of course I also unloaded a glaze kiln today with a lot of nice pots in it. I sure hope everyone else likes them too!