It's always nice to have orders to work on in January/February. Fortunately, there usually are some worthwhile orders this time of year.
And it's time to make more of last years' best sellers.
For the first time this year I kept track of how many of each item that I sold. No surprise that all the different kinds of mugs I make topped the list! Also right up there are French butter dishes and yarn bowls and wee bowls (hundreds of them!) I was glad to see some of the larger bowls & platters that I make up there in the top 12 as well. While I enjoy making, using & selling functional pottery (which tends to be mostly rather small scale) it is satisfying to have a variety of forms, shapes and sizes in my repertoire.
I'm looking forward to working on some new ideas too before the spring sales begin in April. Stay tuned for photos.
|footed mugs for an order (bottom shelf)|
|Bowls, butters pots and yarn bowls glazed & ready to fire|