Wednesday, September 30, 2009

studio forecast

Grey with a 100% chance of color, increasing colorfulness throughout the day.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

10 firings

First, thank you so much for all the comments on my last post. I thought everyone would think I am nuts to consider doing shows this holiday season. There are quite a few factors in this decision and I will definitely keep you posted. Aside from my ever growing belly is my ever growing stack of orders! All of which I am VERY grateful for. Above is just a glimpse of what is happening in the studio. I've been making all that I can for the past few weeks, it adds up to at least 10 firings! 5 bisque & 5 high firing (maybe 6) I have so many pots to glaze, fire, glaze, glaze and fire this week, I have no idea how this will ever get done. But I promise you I will not stop until it is done. I'm putting everything aside, no baby obsessing, no house cleaning, no fooling around - it's time to get this work finished and out the door. I am truly looking forward to completing all of this as my plan is to create a manageable schedule and make a few changes to the way orders are placed. Also, I have some new work to debut. So if you are following along and waiting for your order, rest assured, all orders are made and at some stage of completion.
Have a happy week!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

to show or not to show

My name is Linda and I'm a show addict. Ok, there it is in type for all to see! The deadlines for all of the holiday craft show applications is just around the corner. Right now I think I can do them but will need help. I can't carry my bins and I'm not sure if I should even be lifting them with help (frustrating) but then there's those quick set-up's and break down's, I'm already the last one out and now with an ever growing belly I'm just not sure if I can do it quick enough. Has anyone out there done a craft show 7 + months pregnant? The Mister voted a firm "NO" on shows and he's my helper but will flex a bit if I insist. Oh, torn, what's an addict to do?!

Monday, September 14, 2009


Production is in full swing, each day I make a list and don't go to bed until it is complete. It's been quite a month so far, I'm doing my best to get everything pending done by the end of the month. I'm not sure if I can do it just yet but, I'm doing my best! The snag will come when I need to load and unload the kilns - the baby bump is growing and bending over deep into the kiln holding a heavy kiln shelf might be over for me. I think I pulled my back loading while tired last week. Ah, the loveliness of many body changes and lots of work to do! So, I may get held up waiting for my Mr. to assist me. I put him thru training awhile back just in case and I'm so glad now that I did. The picture above is my main work table, everything moves across this table a few times while being made. Shown is what it looks like when I am etching - see the borders are already incised in the rims? Next I did the designs. Right now the table is clear but will soon be filled with tea cups, one scoop bowls and large round platters. The clay is prepped, now I just need to get to work! Happy Monday!

Monday, September 7, 2009

happy labor day

Happy labor day : )
September never really feels like it starts until labor day, I haven't been in school in a very long time but somehow, September always marks a starting point for me. This season it will be stocking stores, launching a new design and if things move along nicely - shhh, a new medium! Keep your fingers crossed because it's good! I'm laboring a bit on this day, trimming pots until we head out to a picnic. Ah the life of a potter! Have a happy day, xo, Linda