It’s been another busy week in the workshop. I’ve got row upon row of work in progress at the moment – different production lines of work that either need to be smoothed, trimmed or glazed. I like having lots of different things on the go, so that I can change to a different job if I’ve had enough of another.
I’m really enjoying spending time in my new workshop, even if it is the odd ten minutes here and there to check on a few pieces drying. I’m mostly grateful for so much extra space which I wasn’t used to before, when I was using the shed in my old garden. More space means I can make more work!
My main working area is fantastic because I’ve got light coming in from the door to the right, as well as light beaming in through the window in front of me. I’m using the wall to stick design ideas, notes and orders up, but ideally I would like a pin board for this.
This is definitely my busiest year, especially over the past few months, and there’s still the Christmas rush to come!
I have sold a lot of bowls over the past few weeks, so I’m working on some more heart shaped bowls, and dishes with wavy edges.
I’ve also been experimenting with new glazes this week. I hope this batch turns out ok – half of my stock for an exhibition is glazed in it!!
The sets of coasters are almost ready for the ‘Make’ exhibition in Devon. They will look nothing like this in terms of colour when they are fired.
One of my regular customers who found me at a local craft fair earlier this year came to pick up a few pieces she had ordered last week. I enjoyed showing a customer around my workshop, it felt encouraging – much better than seeing everything cramped inside a small shed.
Although I do still have one ‘messy’ section of the garage. The shelf below the window hasn’t really got a means of use yet, it is being used for storage at the moment.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the little tour around my workshop and what I’m working on at the moment. I hope to show you some finished results next week!