Our first craft show is over, the stores are stocked with inventory, and there are no gifts to be made at the moment. It is a still time for A Bit Off Center. We have a few orders to fill; but, for the most part, there is nothing pressing. It is a nice reprieve – one that I have filled with lists.
There are several projects that I have wanted to work on; and I plan to work on a few of those. But, there are lists of non-pot-making things that I will be focusing on this month.
Maintenance (non-pot-making tasks) feels cyclical to me. We are out of one of our basic glazes so I need to mix it up; and, the other glazes could use sieving. After our glaze-athon, the kiln shelves are desperate need of attention. We have buckets of clay that are waiting to be recycled; and, the slip should be replenished. The studio has been very neglected so I plan on cleaning it. I spent most of today taking pictures of pots because we want updated photos to accompany craft show applications. And, the website needs some freshening up.
These are not complaints – I really enjoy all aspects of ceramics. I am also very thankful that I have a partner who splits the maintenance with me so I can get back to my most favorite aspect – making pots.