I was getting into these boxes. The first one I made in May was my favorite of the several I made, and I sold it right away. All good, but I forgot to photograph it. Oops.
Anyway, right now I have orders for dishes and a special garden sign which I agreed to do, but I am wondering just where that will take me. And I have boxes on my mind.
And then we have a big raku event at the end of October so I have many tiles to make for that and we have 3 big shows in November and all the orders to complete before Christmas. We are busy, just not making any money right now.
Well, so making this box was frustrating. I had this idea that the lid and handle would emerge from lines I pressed into the clay. Instead, it looks alive to me. All good and all, but my ‘idea’ got in my way and it took a while before I began looking at this with affection.
Spent the day with papers and taxes and meetings. We have soup stock on the stove and biscuits baked, so dinner will be easy. I need to get into that studio and finish those tiles projects and make room for the new.