Drowning in Jugs

This jug was meant to have something else entirely on it but I wasn’t concentrating when I stirred the slip and didn’t realise till it was too late that it was too thick for what I wanted. So it ended up being very slippy and sloppy instead.

Why is it that no matter how hard I feel I work I never seen to get done everything that I feel I need to get done? I always seem to be running to catch up with myself?

Dragon mug.

Sometimes I feel it’s just all getting on top of me and that I never seem to make any progress. Of course that isn’t strictly true, orders get finished and away and a couple have this week, some things do get crossed off the list but of course more gets added all the time which is fantastic else I’d be getting very hungry and probably wouldn’t have a roof over my head any longer. Paul’s still away so I’ve not got an ear to talk at once I get home too which I think adds to the general feeling of drowning in this ‘thing’ that I’ve somehow created that always needs feeding, it’s never satisfied, it always needs something.

Hazel’s tulips at Lochdougan
Today I have been up at a Scottish Potters Association committee meeting near Edinburgh, a two hour drive each way. No rest today either! It was a stunning drive though up through the Moffat hills. That’s the picture below, gorgeous place but pretty hairy road at times.
Moffat hills.

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10 Responses to Drowning in Jugs

  1. gz says:

    It does seem non-stop at times, doesn't it!I've never gone "crosscountry" across the Moffat Hills, just kept to the motorway until Abington, then A72 or A721 to come into Edinburgh via Penicuik. It is still spectacular that way!

  2. ray says:

    I know just what you mean!

  3. kateuk says:

    Lists are useful, but infinite…

  4. Lists are endless monsters. But striking things off sure feels good!

  5. gosh that "jug" is dreamy- luscious!

  6. Jane says:

    I have only recently gone full-time with my pottery, but find I am constantly struggling to get a balance between having enough orders to feel secure, and not feeling overwhelmed by how much is on my 'to do' list! Am hoping I will get more used to this…

  7. I have been feeling the very same way, the more ahead I get the more behind I get 🙂

  8. Joe Troncale says:

    Your "slop" is quite wonderful, indeed! Love that jug!I know what you mean about feeling good about seeing a bunch of mugs sitting on the shelf!

  9. Slop jug is beautiful please be sure to show it when its been fired. Its has such energy its the Dashing White Sergeant of jugs.

  10. Hannah says:

    Thank you all. Funny that sometimes the mistakes can be fantastic isn't it.Right best get back to my list….

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