Saturday, January 28, 2012

Back in the "saddle" again

This was the first week back in the studio in about 2 months.  Right now I am working on items that I completely ran out of before the holiday's.  Last Fall I had made a few yarn bowls and sold all except the one I placed on Etsy.  I had a request for a larger bowl so I am now making the bowls just a bit bigger.  I had fun playing around with different cutouts.  Today I made a some pedestal bowls and my cake plate/clip & dip.  At the beginning of March I may be joining a co-op gallery, so I need to make some gallery type pieces next week.
This year I am pursuing oppurtunities in the NC mountains for shows and galleries/gift shops.  Last summer we purchased a cabin near Bat Cave, NC and we would like any excuse to visit.  I need to get some samples made and a brochure so that I can stop by stores and offer them my pottery for sale.  I got an acceptance letter today for the Art in the Park in Asheville in June.  There are a few more shows I will be applying to for the summer.

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Items in my Etsy Shop

Just got back from Montana.  I went for Christmas and stayed for a month to take care of my Mom.  She had knee replacement surgery and she is doing very well now.  This has been a busy week.  My husband signed us up for the YMCA and I have been going to classes most mornings this week (oh my aching body)  Saturday we hosted our guild annual holiday party so I had to do some extra cleaning.  I came away with some great loot.  The book was a door prize (everyone gets something), The blue and purple bowl was from the gift exchange (from Jan Myers, Myers Art) and the lidded bowl was a thank you gift from the guild for being the President last year.

Yesterday I worked most of the day digging out pots, photographing them and posting them on Etsy.  I loaded in some items in the Twilight glaze line and the Dragonfly line.  Check out my shop on the right side of this page.  Soon I will add items from other lines.      Today I threw for the first time in almost 2 months.  I made 10 yarn bowls and 6 sponge holders.  Then I did a post and added photos to our guild website for the holiday party.  After this post I need to do my sales taxes for the 4th quarter. (yippee)

Tomorrow I will work my monthly shift at Ruby's gift.  Sales were pretty good in December so my shelves will be pretty empty.  Last Thursday I picked out pieces, priced and inventoried them to take tomorrow.  I am told that I have a new spot in the store, so am pretty excited about that.