I've got just one more week of making before I begin loading the kiln for ol' firing #8. This has not been my most productive week, but I'm certain that I have plenty of pots already made. I like to have many more than I need because it makes it easier to load if you you have choices, but at the same time I hate it when an exciting pot doesn't make in. Such difficulties in a potter's life!?
I don't think that Rudi and Els read my blog, so I can show you this plate I made for their golden anniversary. Don't any of you LibertyTowner readers spill the beans, please!
When given the chance, I usually will put a handle on anything I can. Once in a while I let one go. I'm not sure if it's because I like to see the handles or because I like to make the handles; hopefully a bit of both.
At some point I always have a little panic about not having enough to properly fill the kiln. That moment came last weekend and I threw some bigger things to assuage my fear.