Friday, October 17, 2008

Making pots, should be packing pots

It's nearly 6 p.m. Friday and I have yet to wrap and pack the first pot to take to the Wellfleet show tomorrow. OK, so I'm putting off something for which I have very little affection. Packing the truck is one of my least favorite things about making pots. But I'll do it as soon as I finish this post.
Much of my time the past couple of days has been taken up by mugs, pouring bowls and plates. I was busy yesterday with throwing them, and then today with trimming feet on the bowls and adding handles to the mugs. And after Wellfleet I'll go back to making more.
But I thought I'd put a few photos on the blog: freshly thrown mug bodies, plugs of clay for pulling handles, then the finished mugs drying by the window along with some of the pouring bowls.
That's all for today. Onward to packing ...


Dan Finnegan said...

I hope that the show was a good one Hollis...We sold a couple more of your pots in the gallery this week!
I'm heading out for my first preview this morning.

Hollis Engley said...

Cold with a bit of sun Saturday, no sun and blowing all day Sunday. But lots of nice people. It's always a good show that way, connecting with people I only see in Wellfleet, who always tell me how they use the pots they buy from me there. The show was worth doing, though sales were down by maybe a third. Sell out those LibertyTown pots!

doug fitch said...

Great looking mugs Hollis.

The only thing that's worse than packing to go to a show, is packing up at the end of a show!

Hollis Engley said...

Thanks, Doug. And you're right about packing up after it's over. Especially for this particular show, where it's cold, windy and dark by the time everything's done.