My last day of potting was December 21. Julie and I worked really hard to fill orders and finish gifts. We will get back to work at the end of the week. But I am relishing the break and the time to do some other holiday things.
This holiday season was a lot of fun for me. I love making pottery to give because I love making pots for dear friends most of all. Although I started in October, it was barely enough time to finish all the gifts that I wanted to give. Even with the early start, I didn’t get tired of the holiday preparations. I enjoyed the process of planning and making things for the people I love.
I also enjoyed teaching the pottery class this session because it was the last one before the holidays. This was the first year that I taught the winter session. The theme of the session was ‘Ceramics for the Holidays‘. The intent was to help the potters make all the pots on their gift list. I don’t think they really needed any help because they were very motivated and quite focused. I loved hearing the other potters discussing which pots they were giving and to whom. They were excited and I was excited. I hope all of those recipients enjoy the gifts they were given. They were certainly made with love and thoughtfulness. I can’t wait to hear how they were received!