Friday, September 13, 2013


This is not meant to sound like a complaint, far from it, the simple fact that people want to buy stuff you make is wonderful. At issue is that many times, invariably so, when someone asks about your pottery, what you have on hand is rarely exactly what they want and isn't this a great excuse for me to throw some more pots! There are a number of reasons for that; the pot is too big, not big enough, it is too tall, not tall enough, it is too blue or in this case not blue enough. After I posted one of the slipped amber ash teabowls I got a query asking; "do you have one in blue?". This has happened countless times, especially since the advent of the internet and most times I tell them, well no, I don't have one currently, but if you would like to order one, I can most likely get it into the very next firing. This response works about 80% of the time, though for some the immediacy or the need for a immediate gift precludes the order process. Luckily enough, in the last firing there were three amber ash slipped bowls as well as three blue Ao+ pieces. I offered the customer a choice between two of the same style, one was picked and off it went by carrier pick-up from the USPS. I may have said this one too many times, but, all's well that ends well.