Recently, I completed a project of dinnerware for a young couple locally. They waited for nearly 6 months for the finished product, but they were well pleased in the end. I made samples and made sure they approved of the glazes and designs. Then I set about making each piece of their set of 12-which included: 12 large dinner plates, 12 salad plates, 8 larger bowls, and 8 regular size bowls. The chose two different glaze patterns which were placed respectively on half the items. The finished set is truly one of a kind and will be a used, I hope daily in their new home. This was a great project and I feel quite a sense of accomplishment is finishing it.
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Great day! Facebook messaging with a friend from high school back in Iowa. She wanted to see if she could get a wedding gift of pottery. I searched through my stock of boxes of pots and found about a dozen choices. I snapped pics with the tape measure and waited for her response. A few minutes later she had decided on a set of 4 plates and a nice bowl.
Next on the agenda was prep in the studio for another friend's bday wish- trying her hand at throwing on the wheel. She arrived and got her lesson. I fixed a lunch of bone broth(from my freezer-made it myself) and a colorful healthy salad.
after she was on her way I packed the order and got it weighed. I then checked the post office website to see which way was least expensive- shipping it in 2 boxes or 1. Packing for shipping calls for me to go through my stash of recycled boxes, measuring, using cut cardboard to separate each item and padding of egg cartons, bubble wrap and anything else I have saved that works for the package to keep contents safe.
i printed out the label and paid with credit card. Looking out my door I can just barely see if the mail man is there filling all the neighborhood mailboxes. If so, I can hand him the box and it is on it's way. I was lucky and there he was.
Then, I could start trimming my mugs made yesterday. Got them trimmed and pulled handles and attached them.
This was a nice day and rather typical of a regular day for me. Busy but not overwhelming.