It is Laura's Birthday today so hope to be able to do something a bit special later on. I'm feeling like I've got really behind with the blog, not really time to catch up now, but thought I had better post something to show that we are not dead! Things have been busy and a bit of a muddle here. We actually managed to get up to Oamaru on Saturday and see my parents, I think it was our first actual day off in...... I just honestly don't know how long! Haven't managed to see mum and dad for ages, so it was wonderful being able to catch up.
Oamru is still a place where you might risk being run down by gentlefolk on penny farthing bicycles. You can also still buy decent clothing. It is splendid to see the growing number of people in the historic part of Oamaru who are keeping traditional crafts alive and giving the place a vibrant and exciting heart.
I have been potting away, and have recently been making pots and testers that I hope to try some crystal glazes on. I think it could be an appropriate use for the electric kiln to do some crystal glazes, so I will give it a go and keep you posted with progress (or lack of it!).
Fear not..., the wood firing ain't dead.... and I am also working towards another kiln load as well.
Things have been much more healthy lately in the sales front, and we have met some really lovely people through having our studio open more hours.
The extra hours do make things tricky with trying to get work done, and I am going to have to fight the tendency to do all the work things that we weren't able to do in the week on our one "day off" which is Saturday. So far I have mostly ended up working Saturday as well, but, a Saturday off is something to aim for anyway.
I am going to have to dash away now and slip some bowls that I made yesterday. Then it is away to town. I have a window display to do at the Potter's Co-op gallery and a meeting to go to there too.
I'll try and post something far more entertaining in the next day or two.
Best Wishes to you all, P.