I make a lot of pots because I enjoy making pots.  As a consequence, I sell those pots.  A lot of potters don’t sell because they don’t want to feel pressured to make a certain number of a particular pot.  But, I don’t feel that way.  In fact, I was quite excited after Bele Chere because we sold a lot of mugs.  Now I get to make more mugs!

Last autumn, I made a lot of mugs which have provided an inventory for our recent shows.  But with the shows we have scheduled, we need to add to the  collection.  So I am in production mode.

This means I am making 5 mugs every other day.  Five is my number for mugs.  I can make 5 bodies,  pull 5 handles, trim 5 forms, and attach 5 handles without feeling like it is tedious.  Knowing my number (5 mugs) helps me keep from succumbing to the temptation to over-produce.  Over-production is bad when I am putting handles on mugs because too many mugs results in too little fun.