This past month was maybe busier than an average month, but not busier than an average October. This time of year is always nuts given that the holiday season is approaching fast. Here's a view of a potter's month that you maybe haven't seen before. You can click on the image to enlarge it and read the whole thing. Or if you'd rather just have the nutshell: I did 2 art festivals, a wood-firing, packed and shipped 4 wholesale orders, in my electric kiln I did 4 bisque firings and 4.5 glaze firings, designed 2 new plate molds, and built 146 pots. A few of these pots are for wholesale orders that are due in November, but most of them are for the shows I have lined up for the holiday season.
This pace of making pots will continue until the third week of November. After that I will stop making pots, and concentrate on glazing and firing, and getting myself to and from the shows (4 shows in a row starting November 17). After the last show, I will take some time off, maybe a week or two. But not too long, I will need to start making pots for the ACC Baltimore show in February.
Mea Rhee, the potter behind Good Elephant Pottery
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