Holy cow, tomorrow is March 1! My dedicated stretch of playing is at an end. Not that there won't be plenty of playing going on in the studio, but I do have to get busy with production. And what do I always, always need more of? Why mugs, of course! To kick off my shift in focus, I am planning to spin out 100 mugs in the 100 hours between 8 am Thursday and 12 noon on Monday. Unlike the original 100 mugs challenge, I will not be trying to make each of these unique, not more than the natural variations of the process. I have 4 designs in mind, although I will feel free to veer off plan as the mood strikes me. I'd like to start today, but I really need to grind, sort, price, pack, etc, all the work from last week's firing.
It doesn't sound like much: I know potters who can make 500 mugs in a day, but I am not one of them. On the other hand it will definitely be a challenge to my discipline more than to my skill. Like a weight-loss program, making this resolve public provides additional motivation.