Before the clay becomes anything, it first must be prepped. This involves cutting it up and weighing it out, then balling it up for throwing or rolling out for the hand built pieces. Yesterday was a huge prepping day, above is a glance at where this happens. My wedging table, it took me a few hours to prep a few days worth of clay. I also wrote up my production schedule for the rest of the year and found that this will be my last big throwing week before the holidays, that is unless I somehow get a surge of energy. I'm down to working about 8 hours a day in the studio and maybe 2 hours of biz stuff. I am also caught up, after getting behind, then being super sick, it is so nice to have a moment to breath and not have late orders hanging over my head. So what will I be making? So far it will be the most popular items; cups, vases and platters. And although a little late, there will be ornaments this year. I've mentioned a new medium, oh yes, I do have something new in the works which I'm hoping to reveal in the upcoming weeks. It's taking me a little longer than I thought to finalize things as time has not been on my side. And time has put the clay items first since they need time to dry out. But it's going to be so good!
I'm off to work, work, work. Just me with a cute beagle-ish girl following me around and a baby kicking up a storm in my belly!