Their loss! Fresh tuna sounds so much better than old crow anyway.
I think that as potters we are so used to trying and trying again when we have a problem with clay / glaze / form / equipment etc that it is in our nature to give problems a try. Even though we know these kind of orders are iffy we still have to give them a go.
It was nice meeting you in Anacortes in August, the little pot I got from you made it through a month long camping trip and is now happily at home with us.
You are the first person I have met thru this forum other than one of my Mentees who also came to Anacortes the past two years to talk story-also down from Canada.
I love that show in Anacortes and this past one was my 20th year there.
Glad that little guy made it a month long camping without damage.
If you come down next year lets trade a pot for a pot.
The albacore was caught by me on one of my best trips ever out of Eureka.Got to love fresh fish over crow.
Its ok as I'm neck deep in shows and real orders from my usual customers plus x-mas is just around the corner my biggest push.
I never got my hopes up as I am to seasoned by now as these mega orders always go south especially if the word gift basket is in the order.
You are the first I have met in person from this forum also. If we are down that way next summer I'll be sure and come by and swap a pot with you.
We lived on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) for 7 years, Can relate to your fresh fish tasting better than crow. We used to barter work for halibut, fish the rivers for salmon, dive for crab and dig razor clams. Grocery store seafood just doesn't compete.