Last week we were vendors with VOGUE Knitting. They run a great virtual show. Well run. Well supported by tech help and volunteers. We enjoy working with them.
BUT…for all VOGUE does for us. They just can’t seem to stop our local power grid to do hiccups and kick our computer’s connections to ZOOM right off the platform. Seriously 30 seconds to the end of one of programs the power burped and killed our connection through ZOOM. It didn’t even go off long enough for the automatic generator to kick in. Not sure that a battery backup would have initiated fast enough…just a burp...a flutter…a hiccup…At least we know it wasn’t us this time.
We were happy to have the opportunity to share our work with folks. Even with all the new projects that have been going out the door, we just don’t get the kind of feedback we could use. We like platforms such as VOGUE (even in a virtual situation) to help us fine-tune our work. It’s not the same as face to face, you and we know that, but it does help.
This is a pivotal week on several projects. We need to get the pieces compete and photos taken buy June 1. Now that may sound like a long way away, but the timeline tells a completely different story. Luckily the weather is mostly dry which helps to dry the pots. Oh wait, ”mostly dry” only works for the next five days and then we will get moist and cold(ish). Fortunately, I have a dehumidifier in the shop to help dry the bits. But this week it is important to focus. I have a list of tasks in the mudroom awaiting my arrival each morning. Lots of mud slinging going on in the mudroom.
…and then there is the yard. It’s pretty hard to call four acres a “yard” but whatever you choose to call it, it is exploding with growth. That growth needs to be trimmed up, cut down, and there is always something calling for re-this or re-that. The yard takes any extra time I thought I might have had and sucks it up, chews it a while and spits it out.
Lickinflames is known for making special yarn bowls, shawl pins and closures along with a line of mugs, plates and wall decor. Lickinflames is proud of it's 45 year history of making pottery using raku, obvara and feather decorations. The beautiful patterns created by saggar firing, especially tin foil saggar simply fascinating. All the work is handmade using stoneware clay.