Monday, January 31, 2011
This week I'm working on finishing up a dinnerware order for one of my regular MFM customers, finishing up a wholesale order, working on a project for a school, and preparing the den for our new woodstove. I am finally going to finish painting the woodwork in the den, mostly because if I don't do it before the stove is installed, it won't ever get done. So I'm taking an hour a day to finish sanding, priming, and painting the baseboards and windows. We've been in our house for 5.5 years- I'm ready to finish those small nagging projects that bother me every time I look at them.
Pottery-wise, I think I'm returning to teacups. Every few years I make a half dozen then stop making them altogether. I made a few of these speckled ones last year and had a request from a potential customer that made me pull them out. Three of them have been stacked up on my kitchen table this weekend, and I've given them a lot of thought. I prefer drinking out of tumblers- I want to feel the warmth of the tea or coffee with both of my hands, but the form of teacups has always been visually appealing to me. I guess it's fitting that they keep returning as Josiah Wedgwood is one of my pottery heroes. I made a set for a friend a few weeks ago- they're ready to be glazed.
OK. Time to go get to work. I hope your week is productive and warm. Especially for my friends in the midwest and northeast- stay safe in the snow!