What are you working on this week? I’m working on taking it kind of easy, recovering from the chaos of last week. But here’s what is going on in the studio…
In ceramics, I’m all play — er, practice — on the wheel right now. I’m trying to make uniform shapes (harder than it seems!) for sets of mugs and also yarn bowls. I’m trying to decide if I want the yarn bowls to be sort of the same shape as the mugs, in the eventual marriage of a mug-and-yarn-bowl-gift-set kind of thing. Or if I want them different, so I don’t get bored doing one shape. Meanwhile, I’m just trying to get something off the wheel that looks like what I hoped it would, hahah!
We’re also doing a lot of raku firing. Cetty is almost ready to let me list some pieces for her, as she’s finally got the glazes and the process close to what she wants. I can’t wait to get them on the website (and start making my own soon!).
In soap, there’s not much going on this week but next week I’ll be making a lot. I’ll be making April and May’s “Year of Soap” soaps for everyone, I’ll be making a new herbal-scented guest set, and I’ll be making some soaps specifically to take with me to a show I’m doing in about two weeks.
In yarn, I dyed some last week and am winding the last of it up today. Most are restocks, with a few custom orders in there as well (I’ll have an update Friday). Meanwhile, I have not let the fact that I have about seven things on the needles stop me from casting on another pair of socks! And dyeing yarn to make a friend an entrelac scarf! Because I must cast on ALL THE THINGS — my yarnies will understand!
And in walking around the property, I’m watching Spring start to unfold. Tortoise burrows that looked abandoned two weeks ago are showing tossed-out leaves, shell scrapings, and in a few places, slightly larger openings and fresh sand in the aprons. Leaves are starting to come out on the oaks, I’m seeing early flowers, and even the birds seem more active and sing-songy.
What about y’all? What are you working on this week?