El Chupacabra! The nefarious goat sucker! Most sightings of this cryto-zoological oddity come from central and south America. Quite a few of the sightings have also been attributed to unidentifiable canines with a severe case of mange. Still, makes for a pretty cool folk tale.
This past week has seen the beginning of the various orders received at the last show. While these orders were not quite enough to get me a wee bit tipsy, they are certainly much appreciated. Let's start with bowls.
Here is a fancy lighting shot of them after trimming. Next (probably next week if I am being honest) comes deco...yippy ska-doo!
Another part of the same order was for oval planters...another item I do not sell a lot of. I don't think people really know what they are for. And it has been my experience that if people do not know what exactly they are going to use an item for, they tend not to buy it. I am considering retooling the design to turn it into some sort of bread pan/casserole. Anyway, here are some planters. Not the ones for the order but made in the same batch.
Despite the fact that they will probably not sell worth a damn, I like the way they turned out. They are sporting a fancy new rim and ears. I'm not sure exactly what it is about them, but they have a kind of boat-y feel to them.
Another order was for dog bowls. I have never made dog bowls before, but I have seen dog bowls before, so I figured I could give it a go.
I am also working up a load for my next show. It is a one day deal at a living history/historic site kind of thing. The Saxon Lutheran Memorial (opperated by my mother, conveniently enough) is having their annual fall festival on the 13th of October. I will have a pared down booth and be demonstrating. It is a pretty cool to do. Check it out if you are in the area.
|Terra cotta tea bowls with white slip, soon to be decorated.|
|Before: hollow forms fresh off the wheel.|
|After: scary cute pumpkins.|
|More scary cute pumpkins.|
I actually had a good time making these. Is it really selling out if you enjoy what you are doing? I say no. I am not sure how well these will go over, but they will probably become an annual offering either way.
And with that I have run out of steam. I am sure I can conjure up something more for next week.
Up next...Battlestar Gallactica!