Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ready, Set, GO!

Okay, here's something I never do, because I fear focus on quantity diminishes quality; but I am going to try and throw enough to fill my bisque kiln, today.

The reason is, I just noticed that a piece that absolutely must be finished by April 1st, didn't make it into the yesterday's bisque. As Bugs Bunny would say, what a maroon! My kiln is only about 16 cf 27 cf (obvs. I wasn't a math major!) so there's no problem throwing that much; it's just finding time to trim, handle, and decorate all those pots, and still have time to get them dry and bisqued before the next glaze firing.

I won't sacrfice quality or style, and, honestly, it may turn out that they don't get done. I did not overspeak when I said this one piece must get done; but I have other options. No one would mind if I added one piece to Portland Pottery's kiln, and they bisque once or twice a week. But once the idea occured to me, it seemed like a good one, as a kind of research project. How much can I make and finish (wetwork, anyway), while preserving my somewhat decorative style, in a single week, if I really push? It seems to me this would be a good piece of information to have, for business planning purposes.

And you can help! If you see me on Twitter, or noodling around on Facebook, give me a nudge. Just, you know, a gentle, "Aren't you supposed to be throwing?" I have ADD, so I do tend to get distracted.
So what am I doing here? Up, up, out of your PJs, into the studio! Right, then -- I'm off.

5 comments:

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Only a 16 cf? Awesome! If you need to fill your kiln in a hurry, I have two words for ya... BIG BOWLS.

Lori Watts said...

Great minds think alike!

Big bowls it is! Fun and relaxing to make, sell like crazy, and fill up the kiln in a hurry.

Gotta make some little stuff to fill up the spaces between them, too, I guess...

Linda Starr said...

If you're reading this you should be working, Ha, plates are a good one too, oh on casseroles.

Barbara said...

What if you made nesting bowls and forget the little stuff? Boy, if I spent less time on the computer, many hours would be open to me. Hope you make your deadline.

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