Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ho Ho Ho - Here We Go Again

Every year around this time, I start to feel a little twinge of panic.  The holiday shows and markets are starting to gear up and I'm worried I won't have enough, mugs, fish, cats, pendants, teapots, and ornaments for the shows.  So I thrust myself into high gear and work hard to get my inventories up.  One thing that's going to help me this year is the addition of the travel mug and tumblers.  These are different from my usual pieces because they're not wheel-thrown, they are mold made bisqued pieces that I purchased from my glaze supplier.  The mugs and tumblers come with plastic lids and all that I have to do is glaze and fire them!  So far, I'm thrilled.  The lids fit perfectly and I'm having absolutely no problems with the glazes fitting well with the clay body.  The art that I bring to the blank white canvas is my glazing and these are definitely unique.  Enviro-friendly because they can be used over and over.  They fit perfectly into cup holders and can brighten up any space and bring a smile to your face (made a rhyme).  So as my twinge of panic starts to hit me, I can breathe a little easier knowing that I have my travelers line of mugs and tumblers.