This worktable represents my state of being at the moment: divided between excitement and stress. We leave for @ooak_toronto in 8 days and I am nowhere near ready for it. I love to work that’s coming put of the kiln right now but I have so much more to glaze and fire it’s ridiculous.
These 3 mugs were sold this morning and are being sent to @salonsenthe where they’ll be ready for pickup. I’m so swamped with production work, my awesome customer had to send me a message to get me to list those up for her! There are only two green mugs left in my Etsy store now.
I’m printing Ginko today. It’s that time of the year when most plants aren’t flowering anymore, but I can count on the Ginko Biloba tree to still have very green leaves.🌳
My booth for One of a Kind in Toronto is almost done! I’m very proud of myself this time. I took the time to put in a lot of little details. I love woodworking and it’s been fun to take a break from intense studio production.
Working on the order for MakerHouse today. Restock in two weeks!
Sometimes it’s the little things that count. I’ve never told one customer before today what lengths I go to to make sure my business has as little environmental impact as possible, but this invisible part of my business is very important to me.
Day two of Etsy: Made in Canada. I’m enjoying my Barking Barista coffee available right by the front door.
All set up and ready to start the day! The lucky first 100 people in the show get a swag bag filled with surprises. Mine is 15% off your purchase today! The same deal will be offered tomorrow if you feel like getting up early.
The kiln is filled to the brim with goodies for Etsy: Made in Canada! I’m driving over later today for the Night Market.
Look who greeted me at my doorstep this morning! You know the squirrels in your neighborhood are used to people when they follow you around looking at you and asking for food.
@cheerfullymade has asked that we post photos of our studio messes. My work is all in the kiln now and most of my tools are clean (they rust if they don’t get cleaned immediately after usage) so here’s yesterday’s setup for glazing. I know it’s not the worst mess around, but what can I say? Mess in a ceramics studio = dust = health hazard.
Glazing, glazing and more glazing. I have about 75 pieces dip, clean up and place in kiln before tonight! Yesterday I really thought I was ahead, so I made a few tests and now I’m late. Oops. But don’t worry people, all these pieces are going to be ready for Etsy: Made in Canada (Ottawa) this week-end.
When the shelves are completely filled with work in progress, I know it’s time to get some things finished! I’ll have some new work out for #etsymadeincanada next week-end.
I’m glad to participate in Etsy: Made in Canada Ottawa next week-end! It’s gonna be awesome!
Fall is the big season every year and I am slowly building stock while there are still fresh plants outside. This is my table looks like when I’m cleaning up the edges of the pieces.