This time I have photos to present...of presents that are being given. Or maybe I'm presenting presents.
ENOUGH, you're throwing things at your screen, screaming at my verbal theatrics.
|A plate for Teresa|
My friend, Teresa ordered a set of dinner plates. Then she had to have a transmission put in her Jeep, so cancelled the order. (I'd only thrown 3 at that point I think). I said ok, then sat around moping, wondering what to do with the energy I'd built up. A day went by. A few days went by. I couldn't do anything. I read novels.
I finally called Teresa, and said how about doing a pay it forward thing, where you give me just a little toward the plates, and I'll make them, and you can pay when you can pay.
She said yes, gave me enough money to purchase the clay for 8 plates. I made 5. I showed them to her after the glaze was finished, just as she'd chosen from a sample small plate.
So I made the rest, they were fired in plenty of time, and I delivered them to her.
Her original idea was to give them to her adult children, saying they could then bring all these plates back together once a year for a feast with her family. It was a good idea.
Then she said she wouldn't be having all 8 of the family members at dinner, which had originally been planned.
Many plans tend to do this, don't they?
A few days ago I realized I hadn't taken a picture of them, though they were in my house for weeks. So yesterday she brought one back so I could make a digital photo to keep to remember the plates, one of many in my portfolio.
I think I make pretty good plates. I haven't ever had one crack. The glaze can sometimes give me problems...mainly from community studio issues. But I'm not about to get my own kiln.
Teresa also gave me a lovely basket of fruits and a calendar for Christmas. She said she knows when she has it, she'll pay me for the plates. I know she will also.