Welcome! I've set up this blog to show the process of creating 12 custom 5-piece place settings out of stoneware clay. I will do my best to stay fairly current with what is happening in my studio. Please stop by often to see the progress!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

...and 6 make 48!

All dinner plates, salad plates, bowls and mugs accounted for!

Friday, September 10, 2010

An early Christmas for some...

The pieces keep arriving at their new home. I have just received pictures of their unwrapping so I thought I'd share with you. It's exciting to me to see that they are in the right hands; speaking of which-- nice nails!! Mine sure don't look like that with the abuse they take!

As I write this post, my last package of the "first 48" is enroute to my customer's home. I thought I would surprise her this time. Before I go back to packing up pots for a big show this weekend, I've got to tell you that I'm drooling over all that nice bubblewrap and peanuts! Have a great weekend everybody. :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm on the prowl...

Business has been good. I'm very low on good packing materials. I've got my eyes and ears open for anyone in my vicinity throwing clean bubblewrap and peanuts into the landfill...

I have a feeling some comments are forthcoming from my customer, as I suggested in my last post. "C" tells me she doesn't find it intuitive so she hasn't been able to get it done. I have confidence in her though, don't you?

On the pottery front, lots of throwing, trimming, bisquing, glazing going on here. I've had lots of custom orders to manage. All I have left in this primo order is to glaze two more salad plates and then 48 pieces will be done. My fine, smart customer and I discussed getting the first 48 done and when I have time later this month after a big show in Rochester, I'll get started on the 12 bread and butters plates.

All for now. I'm glazing, loading and then setting off on the lookout for you-know-what. :)