Several weeks ago a friend, who is the editor of Edible Memphis asked me about people I knew who had chickens, cool coops, and might be willing to show off their chickens in the spring issue. Well, besides me? There are a number of us who are obsessed with our birds and are happy to share the love. Edible is by far my favorite local publication and I look for its sister publications whenever we travel.
But back to the chickens. All winter I watched the girls roam and forage and run (there is nothing funnier than a chicken running at full tilt), taking pictures of them and making sketches. One of my retailers asked about carrying the chicken cups after she'd snagged a pair at an auction and asked me to make some, with little plates to match, for her shop. Here is the result:
I delivered several sets of these to Diane's this morning and put the rest of these little tumblers, plates, and egg cups in my shop this afternoon. I'm trying to do a better job of keeping the shop stocked this year and am adding pieces as they're ready. I'm also building inventory for a May home sale and a small local summer event or two. And I have a BIG project on the horizon that won't roll out until fall and into 2014. I'm staring down a pottery elephant, trying to figure out which bite to take first.
Thanks for coming along with me.