Well my time off clay is ending. Back to studio work on Monday. Tax prep almost wrapped up trees pruned (still need oil spray) Installed a water meter on the well so we now have leak detector and will know usage (never knew for past 43 years what our water usage is?)
odd jobs done. Studio cleanup is progressing nicely.
Galleries are needing work and I'm getting tired of digging thru the van looking for it. So its back to the shop and get the kilns going again.
Have enjoyed my break this year even though its been very wet. We have had 30 inches since the 1st week in December.
The apple trees had some light freezing this year which is good for them as well.
As I mentioned already in a post demand for pots seem up already this year and of course what people ask for you are out of. You may have 25 boxes of pots but the ones some gallery wants are the ones you do not have.
I have shipped out more than usual amount of wares already this year . I also have had the usual e-mails this year that seem to vanish into what I call crags list zone-that is they inquire -you follow thru and never hear back.Seems this is the new normal for many-the joys of non actual contact with humans -you really are not committed thru an e-mail it appears .(this is a whole area of subject matter with the new customers of today)
For me I'm low on large and huge mugs now and really need to get back in the saddle and get them processed.
Next show is in Early April in another state far far away so I have lots of stock building time for that.