Saturday, February 1, 2014

Fine Mess Pottery and SOAPworks!*

The long-awaited day is here! Long-awaited by me, anyway. Finally, the first batches of soap I feel are good enough to sell is finished curing and ready to go. They are:

Cocoa Loco
Click here to purchase!

Citrus Circus
Click here to purchase!
Soaping will obviously never replace ceramics in my heart, but I like a lot of the same things about it: the meeting of science and creativity; the utility, so satisfying; and the unveiling: the moment, and the anticipation of the moment, when you see what your hard work has wrought. Soap is sort of "clay lite:" it takes hours instead of weeks to fill a mold, and I get to see the result the next day. But it gives me a fix of satisfaction during the coldest of winter, when I'm building up greenware, but holding off on firing until it's just a hair more comfortable outside.

Speaking of which. My greenware racks are rapidly filling. I can clean the studio and be a little more efficient with my space, but will have to fire a bisque in the next couple of weeks, and a glaze shortly after that.

In the meantime, get messy. Then get clean!

*The headline was supposed to look like this:Fine Mess Pottery and ClaySOAPworks! But blogger didn't care for the strikethru, or the italics. : /


Sue Pariseau Pottery said...

Love the look of the circus soap. Makes me think spring instead of the seemingly never ending Minnesota winter. Thanks.

- Cindy - said...

That soap looks like it should be edible... MMmmm...