Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gathering harvest and some production thoughts.

Maria and I gathered the pumpkins and squash today. We had one more pup to find a family for and I told Maria that I thought that we could offer "pick a pumpkin and get a free pup", before I could get the picture and a sign made, some folks stopped and said they wanted another pup, so I offered them a pumpkin and a candy roster, with a recipe for squash souffle. They said the other pup was great that they have, and they wanted another to go with it.

I worked on some photography today and got a couple of pieces shot before my bulbs burned out, after about five minutes. I've got to go to quartz lighting, this is getting expensive with bulbs only lasting a few minutes and then burning out.

Tomorrow, I've got lined up to throw some and get the bisque kiln loaded. Two of the really big pieces got bisqued without cracking, love those programmable sitters. Maria thinks that I should get back to some of the production I use to do. My tendency, when money is tight, is to fall back on doing wholesale and large volumes of pots. The problem is that I tend to not push the limit on playing with pieces as they are made and I don't seem to have a bond with the work. I think the pieces have a Wally World look, you know the nice shape you find on the shelves, only to turn the piece around and they have stamped it with a goudy image. Coke done it with their soda fountain glass, nice shape, but a logo all over it. Olen Bryant had told me,"wouldn't it be nice if some forms were left complete, without some image having to be stamped on them?" "So that just the shape stands on it's own, without adornment."

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