To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven – The Bryds
One of the biggest challenges for me as a potter is getting ready for the holidays so far in advance. Although it is just November, I am almost done making pots for the holiday shows. In fact, most of the pots were made in the late summer and early fall. If I don’t finish the bulk of the pots for the stores and shows before November, they won’t get made and I have no availability to fill custom orders.
But what is especially difficult is motivating myself to work on Christmas-themed pots before Thanksgiving. I just don’t have a sense of holiday inspiration when the leaves haven’t even changed colors. I can work on lists of pots that need to be made for shows and stores but I can’t conjure ideas for Christmas dishes that early. I wonder how other artists and crafters harness holiday ideas in the off-season.