Friday, April 22, 2011

new work

For the past 6 weeks I've been working like one crazed- typically 8-10 hours a day, 5-6 days a week.  I feel both satisfied and dissatisfied with this- I have very little product on hand to show for the time I've put in, but my last two (previous to the load I just unloaded) kilnloads were sold before they were even fired.  I've made a few dozen large platters, mugs and honeypots of all sorts, these latte cups, egg cups, and spoon rests, all pre-sold.  It's craziness.  Right now I have these cups, spoon rests, and not much else to take to my first of three appearances at the Memphis Farmers Market.  Plenty of herb markers on hand thanks to my once-a-week studio helper, Natalie, but pickings are slim.  I'm grateful for the pre-sales and feeling slightly crazy at the same time.

These latte cups make me really happy.  I kept one (a bonjour) for myself, and I have several more upstairs drying.  It's also berry bowl season, and my friend Jeanette Zeis shared some new-to-me techniques that seem to have stopped the insidious cracking problems I've been suffering through for the last three years.  I'm actually excited about making berry bowls again!

Ok.  Must run.  There are pots to price and pack, pots to trim, and a brother to pick up from the airport in the next five hours.
Happy Easter weekend, Happy Passover friends.


Mama Urchin said...

It's your busy time so I guess it's good that you're busy. Still though, rest is good too. I hope you're finding time for reflection this holy week. Happy Easter dear friend.

Lisa Clarke said...

How great (yet nerve-wracking, stress-inducing, and tired-making) to be so busy! I have been contemplating a berry bowl for some time. Maybe this year is the year I make the splurge :-)

Vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

keep us posted on this one :)
my honey pot needs a buddy.

Hilary Dow-Ward said...

I will be at the farmer's market this morning (April 23) in hot persuit after a bonjour cup, etc.
Hope to see you there!

amanda {the habit of being} said...

i keep looking for one of these latte cups in your etsy shop (hint, hint) ;-) busy is good but it doesn't always allow for creativity to flow - hope you manage some downtime soon!

bridgmanpottery said...

amanda- the bonjour cups are gone, but I'll put the others up soon.

Farmgirl Susan said...

Hello! I'm so glad I just discovered your blog via a comment you left on Beauty that Moves. Your pottery is wonderful. I LOVE these cups. Looking forward to seeing and reading more. :)