How long is too long to decorate a mug? I say this sort of without really needing an answer because in my mind they’re finished when they are finished and of course the price of the finished object should reflect this. Last week I made those 50 mugs and this week I have started on the slipping of said mugs. It’s taking me a while, I am 22 into it I think so there’s a good many left to do. Some were quick quick and some were slightly less so. Fun though, I am enjoying it, tomorrow I’ll start on the black slip ones.
I’ve been sgraffito-ing some 2lb jugs along the way too. I want to have 18 2lb jugs to put in the wood kiln along with the 50 mugs. They are all thrown and some are slipped. It seems from where I am standing just now like I will never be able to make enough pots to fill that kiln again. Feels like a huge task. It is a pretty big task but it’ll feel easier once I get a few racks of finished pots drying out. At the moment everything is either very wet or under plastic. Yuck I hate shelves full of plastic. Spring Fling is on it’s way, first weekend in June, if you are the proud owner of a smart phone you can now download an ‘app’ (I know that will mean something to some of you though it bypasses my brain) to find your favourite studios and plan your route so you’d best get on and do that quick smart. Are you going to come and visit? Let me know if you can.
In the mean time I have been working on a new website, it’s one of those jobs that I will avoid as long as I possibly can while it sits there stubbornly on the list looking at me and muttering under it’s breath. So finally it’s underway and almost there in fact. What it does mean though dear blog readers is that my blog will no longer be here, it will be from thence forth on my website at hannahmcandrew.co.uk. Don’t worry about going there now as the old site is still there. Tim, my web man will have to take the site off line for a wee while while he does the changeover so don’t be alarmed if I’m away for a few days. I think I am causing him stress by keep posting as it is, and keep changing my mind and keep adding things that I’d like, sorry Tim. It’s a lot of fiddling and working out words and what images to use etc etc but hopefully it’ll all make perfect sense to you and you’ll find everything you ever need there. (Dixie, there’s a lot of your advice used to make it, thank you.)
Till next time, nightie night.