I have gotten far too good at stacking a kiln! Beneath the shelf shown in the picture, there are three more *packed* shelves: Big curly bowls, many little plates, tons of cups… My inner stubborn child won't let me fire this until the top shelf is full, so I'll spend today and maybe tomorrow throwing some last minute things. (If you're the first to comment below (before Halloween) with something about the size of a mug with no attached parts, I will throw it for you!).
These are new! I've been having a great time trying out my summer stamp acquisition, all newly scrubbed, repaired, tung oiled and cured. You can see some of the purple fabric dye still leaching out after all of that. (It will burn off in the kiln). In the picture, I have some olive oil dishes, tiny ring plates, and some new clay/glass jewelry.
What's next?? Oh my friends… Good things are happening! I'll be making some announcements shortly, and along with those, I have been working with some of the Main Street shop owners in Stafford Springs for some specialty items. In the next few weeks we'll be opening a new general store co-op (CT Farm Table General Store. I can't wait!), and in a couple months I should have some practical ESP items in there for you. We were thinking of starting with some good baking dishes: Deep casserole, quiche… I'll also be working with Sabor 44 for some specialty olive oil dishes.
Winter is coming and it's going to be fabulous!