Sunday, August 28, 2011


my friends, let me show you what relief looks like:

This is the dinner set that I referred to as "green ware" in my last post.  "Green" means that it hasn't been fired.  I have to remake one mug and three desert plates, plus do some spot-reglazing on almost every piece in this set, but the bulk of the work is done and I'm not sweating over it anymore.

Plus, I have an incentive to get it (and two other big projects) off my plate.  I'm going to San Francisco (tagging along on a work trip) the first of October and I want a clear slate before I leave.  This means that September will be busy, but that's good because I need immediate goals to stay focused and productive.  Now I know this about myself, but it's always good to have it reaffirmed.

This coming week I'll attack those other two projects with a vengeance and get these pieces re-spot-glazed.  I'm grateful today that they're 4/5 finished, that my bout with the flu was short-lived (but oh!  I got LOTS of rest, which I needed), that my friends on the East Coast are safe and the hurricane packed less of a punch than we anticipated, and that I finally got a batch of okra pickled and processed.

Hope y'all have a good week.


Sarah Jackson said...

Glad you're feeling better, friend. Those dishes are gorgeous, as usual. Have fun trip planning in my other favorite city!

Mama Urchin said...

I'm glad you're feeling better too. And I'm so glad you're getting to go to SF. It will be wonderful I'm sure.

lotta said...

Lucky recipient of this set! Beautiful. I am glad to hear that things are falling into place and that you are busy with work. We were in San Francisco last winter, and loved every minute of it. Enjoy!

MICAELA said...

Love this set, really gorgeous. Don't they need to be fired? Can you explain me better?
thanks Micaela

bridgmanpottery said...

micaela, these are fired. previously, I spoke about some "greenware," which is unfired. The pieces shown here are all glazed and fired. They needed some reglazing in spots, but they're essentially finished.