Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dinnerware Order

This past weekend I went to the Clay Matters Winter Workshop.  The presenter was Ellen Shankin.  She was a very interesting woman, telling great stories.  Her love of clay was very obvious.  The photo shows Ellen and I with the pitcher I purchased.  In a few days I will post photos on the Clay Matters website of the workshop.

This week I started an order for 150 plates, 75 round and 75 rectangular for a restaurant in Memphis.

The deadline is the beginning of April and I knew that I would be working fast and firing often with my 7 cu. ft. kiln but I didn't think about the space issue.  There are plates everywhere and I am only two days into a week of throwing.

Because I haven't been throwing lately my body wasn't ready for long days. My hands are like sandpaper, my shoulders and back are aching and I do not have time for other things.  Once all the throwing is done I will have more time for other things.




3 comments:

Christine Covert said...

I thought about a large order like that once. Time and space constraints caused me to pursue another avenue. Best Wishes...

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Sounds like you need to set up a weekly massage while you work on this order!

Judy Abdelaziz said...

I am still working on this order, but am mostly done with the round plates. Now I am working on the rectangular plates. I can only do two at a time then rest my back. The leaning over the table bothers my lower back. I watch tv for a half hour between each two. Makes for a drawn out day. The rain hasn't helped with drying either.