I make mugs in many weights
so if you want to know what to make them from my specs here they are.
1 1/2# -2-24oz
These volumes do vary a tad but the weights do not
soup mugs and motion mugs (truckers anti spill) but those weight's are written on my list and I'm away from studio walls now.
With this list you can make many a mug-this week I dropped off boxes of them to my outlets as they are a constant seller.
Not everyone is cut out to make these as they can be tedious-The handles are all extruded as are most of my mug handles-they are very strong that way as well. I like a taper but strength and speed trumps this look for me.
The trick is do them in same size runs and keep up with them.
My salt pots are still all hand pulled but not my weekly production work
I just picked up my other extruder from machine shop today. Its being rebuilt for the 4 or 5th time
Maybe I should shoot some photos while its apart.
Plunger part is hanging in the warm studio with paint drying overnight after a new steel disc was wielded on-its my third push disc-they wear out.
Did your partner force you back to work? WIth your amount of energy I cannot imagine you moping around!
I was not moping I was mopping with a wet mop-I'm never mope
My wife never forces me to work its usually just the opposite -she thinks I work way to hard
She asked me over 5 years ago why I am doing so much-it took me about 3 years to realize I could do less and still enjoy life-I just do other things outside of clay
Since I have had such success with clay and am debt free I really do get to pick and choose and I have slowly done less shows down for a steady 12 to 7 now. My other sale outlets are about the same as they always have been
My yearly forced break has slowly gotten longer it always includes the book keeping (seeing account on Monday) paying of Ca sales taxs -pruning and spraying 10-12 fruit trees -digging all blackberries off property-pruning raspberry patch
and all ornamental trees that need any work. These chore are always a constant every year and when that gets done I do other mundane chores-but staying away from the studio is a must during this period.Its a bit of mental health thing and I enjoy the time away.We also spend more time bicycling and taking hikes this time of year when I'm not in studio
Bezine I'll take a photo of them as I'm loading them in bisque kiln this am