Friday, August 10, 2012
This week I started the glazing for the Queens Corner wine bar that will be opening soon. One kiln load is cooling down and I will probably have 2 more to finish everything. Hopefully everything turns out.
This week I have been hard at work throwing items and stocking up for fall. Next week I will also need to get some items glazed for a few gift shops here in Charlotte. The Democratic National Convention will be here the first week in September and they are expecting more visitors in the shops.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Yesterday when I loaded the kiln I remembered to take a photo before firing. Today, I opened the lid and here is a photo of how the glaze changes in the firing. Later when the kiln cools down I will photograph a few pieces for Etsy and few other of my favorite pieces. In this load there was another order for the Mountain View Gift shop in Black Mountain. There are also test pieces for the local wine bar. Once they pick which glaze they like, I will glaze those pieces, probably next week.
I have been looking at my calendar and feel like I am not working hard enough. I have 7 weeks until I need to be ready for my first show. I am taking a week off at the beach with my mom just before the start of the show season, plus we are going to go to the cabin at the end of October, so I won't have the 3 full weeks to restock before the November shows.
This summer is different than in the past because I am trying to add items to Etsy, plus fill a number of orders.