It’s been a busy week, making new stock each day and now I am running out of drying space.
So what have I made besides the snowdrop ceramics featured in my last post?
There are raku fish, including the ever popular mackerel and sprats, also some tropical fish including clown fish. There’s raku hanging leaves and ceramic soap dishes and trinket dishes made from stoneware clay.
These all need to be left to dry before bisque firing, then they will be glazed and fired again so it will be a few weeks before they make it into my shops. I’ve no space left to make anything more so I can have a little rest and plan some new work.
Just a short post today; I have been taking things more slowly this past week, having said that I have a lot of clay work drying, I have a box of finished items that need listing in my Etsy shop, I’ve been sewing, and cooking for the freezer. So I haven’t been unproductive but I feel less frantic about getting everything done having given myself permission to slow down.
I have a bit of a plan, part of which is to get the raku stock made now rather than wait until people start Christmas shopping. It’s not much fun braving a dull cold and even rainy day to raku fire under the porch. I have a few more firing days planned in the next couple of weeks before the weather cools down.
It’s been a busy week, I have been putting stock together for topping up a gallery as well as making new work, and listing pieces on Etsy. At times I feel I could do with an extra pair of hands but then I tell myself to chill a bit and enjoy the season. I hove this time of year, seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness.
I have sets of leaves to follow in a couple of weeks, as well as raku bowls, stoneware succulent pots and ikebana vases, more on those later.
I’m making this a short post as I have so much to do, I will leave you with some photos of my new ceramic sycamore leaves. Click my Etsy shop for more information on what’s available.
I love the way the light plays on the glazes
Enjoy a bit of hygge time today, Autumn is a wonderful time of year!