Well due to a trucking issue my annual materials and clay shipment came in about 3 weeks late-right before my sales season. Moving this 11 tons last minute into my shed and studio has put a hurt on my body. I usually take time and get this done over time not 5 days as I just finished yesterday.This shed holds about 11 tons of clay as its 8 boxes deep. I stacked them 8-9 boxes high in the back.
What I learned is order really early or do it mid winter .Now that its what I call an inconvenient holiday (thanksgiving) which has always been a pottery making /sales issue time I'm doing my usual kiln load and fire today. This years Holiday is a bit late so my big out of state show is next weekend. I gave up selling on this weekend years ago when I stopped doing studio sales.
Someday I will just relax and enjoy some food.I always wonder what this would be like. Today its mix glazes and get ready for the Black Friday glaze day here when bisque is unloaded.
I can see the light in the end of the tunnel on Dec 25th.Until then its make/glaze /sell pots for folks to enjoy giving to each other.This year s my 35th year of having a x-mas booth in my small town in a shopping center.