Rose Mug in Rustic Country Blue
I try so hard to get photos that are true to life colors and a good representation of my pottery. I go a little overboard on the photos. Some pieces I end up taking 30 pictures just trying to get the lighting right or reduce glare. But.. Dammit Jim, I'm a potter, not a photographer! I really don't enjoy taking photos and listing new pieces on Etsy. I have come to absolutely dread the end of my making cycle.
My dread turned into procrastination and I knew I had to make some changes. I talked it over with John and even though I've always sworn that I'm not a production potter, I have decided to give myself a break and do some production work on a small scale.
For my Loyal Customers, no worries, I'll always be making new and interesting pieces, but the release of new designs won't be every single glaze firing. My pieces will still be one of a kind, because with handmade pottery, that's a given.
I just finished day two of production and I'm exhausted. I now have goals of how many pieces I want to make and I don't leave the studio until I get it done. I'm pretty excited. I'm turning a corner in the way I work and it feels right.
:) Thanks for reading and happy clay days.
BTW, I've changed my blog so you have to jump through hoops to leave a comment. I got tired of the spam.
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