Thanks for popping in. I have been asked many times whether I sell my pottery, and until now I have always declined. Several reasons: to start with, I didn’t think it was good enough. I didn’t have enough to fill a table because i always gave the best pieces away. Claritycrafts and TV take up a lot of time, and I didn’t want more pressure. I didn’t want to turn my hobby into a business AGAIN. Bla bla bla.
Well, yesterday we had a meeting at work, to put plans in place for the Clarity Open Days in June 9th and 10th. There’s so much to consider! Especially this year, because it’s our 30th year in business, and we want to celebrate. So, once we got the practical stuff sorted, drafted a long list of “things to do” and made a rough floor plan, we got on to the fun stuff. like how to decorate the hall etc.
Balloons and bunting were top of the list. Then I said it would be nice to put flowers on the tables. Lisa was on my case immediately.
“You could make the vases for the flowers!”
“You could sell your pottery. People would love that.”
“They’d buy it Barb.”
“I haven’t got much though.”
“I bet you have! Bring what you’ve got!”
“Let me think about it. I will try to make the vases for the tables though.”
“We”ll sell them off the tables then!”
So this afternoon after work, I went into mass production! And it all begins with a lump of clay!
Nine cylinders done, complete with bases, and drying out, ready for trimming and finessing tomorrow. I think there’ll be enough time to dry, bisque and glaze these in time for the June celebrations! I’m not a production potter, but I’d love to throw a few little bowls for a table top sale. I’ll see what happens. If it works on the wheel, then great. If not, then it’ll have to wait. Haven’t done wheelwork for many months, so will be a bit rusty. But I will bring what I’ve already got. It’s time.
Quote for the day:
If you haven’t got your Open Day tickets, you really oughta! I have a feeling it will be a blast. CLICK HERE
Barb x x x