Wednesday, April 22, 2015
My biggest issue was electricians. The first guy that came out never got back to me, so then about 3 weeks of waiting I called another guy. His quote was higher than I wanted to pay. So I called another guy for a quote. He was even higher. So I called the second guy and we decided that I would move my kiln closer to the fuse box to lower the price. The price was good so I decided to go that route. Well then I had to move my refrigerator to another wall. This set off a bunch of rearranging in my studio and it's still not perfect because an old desk that I didn't need needs to go, but my son wants it for his apartment when he goes off to college this fall, so it's still in my way but I can see the light.
I number of things going on in the studio this week. I received a new wholesale order for The Mind Gift Shop in Portland Maine. Then I got a call from Our State Magazine. They want to place two of my custom items in there online shop and catalog. Today I made two butter dishes and two appetizer trays for a sample. Once they give the OK I will make a large quantity ready for the August issue.
In a few weeks is the CCM Pottery Festival so I have been busy making pieces for the sale. The bisque load shown in my new kiln is filled with new work and old favorites. Next week I will glaze at least two loads for the show. In these loads will include my first pieces done with the colored slips and I am excited to see them finished.
Oh and also my son helped me put out 5 yards of mulch in our flower beds around our house. It took two afternoons. whew.