Saturday, June 22, 2013

Glaze notes...kind of

Love glazes?  Or at least when you get over the fact that there are so many variables that they will never look just like you expect them to?

Here's a nice recipe book of some, mostly cone 10, but 2 are interesting cone 6.

https://delicious.com/glazebook

Thanks to Lori Watts at Fine Mess Pottery in Maine for the link. 


Sunday, June 16, 2013

reducing inventory

The good news is that I'm back in the community studio again.  So nice to see old friends and catch up with their lives.
I'm slowly building things with extruded pieces...minimal hand work.

My hands have another week to heal with exercises using special therapy clay (who knew?).  This is to strengthen the lateral muscles (can't remember abductors vs the other kind...one squeezes and one stretches) between my fingers...so they won't continue to have the sidewise cramping.  Which of course isn't what the doctor diagnosed or treated...but this is the actual problem being addressed.  I do want to avoid those cramps.

I sent jars to the Tailgate market last week.

Maybe too many.
Certainly too costly for Tailgate customers.


So the good news is that some will be going back next week, and the prices will be cut in half.  If that doesn't sell them, bring out the hammer!

What did sell?  

My friend Pat has made more sponge holders than she can count, and sells them like crazy.  Congrats!  I think.  She may be really sorry at this point.