Well... let's see. Since most of my winter is devoted to making new inventory for summer sales, that's where most of my time has been spent. But nobody can be a slave to their summer inventory, right??
Last night I ran the first glaze firing I've done in nearly three months. While it's great to spend all the time just making, I really miss the part where you get to unload finished pieces. Right now the kiln is a little too hot to unload, but that never stops me from peeking. :-)
My shelves of bisque ware for oxidation firing are nearly full and I've got enough bisque ware for at least one of the spring wood firings completed so far. The next couple weeks will be spent making additional pieces for wood-firings before full scale glazing and firing begins.
It's time to apply to summer sales. Rochester, MN has a summer long weekly event called Thursdays on First & 3rd. I've attended this event as a shopper in the past and it's always seemed well organized and well attended. Today I mailed my application to be a vendor at a few of the dates this summer. So... I'm super excited about adding this event to my show calendar.
That about it. Next up... more throwing, blogging for the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour and finalizing handouts for my wood fire workshop in late May.