Brenda and I are not the type of folks who sit up on New Years Eve to greet the new year...we might make an exception for 2021...probably more of a celebration that this one is over.
So it's been two weeks since we've had a AT&T crew here. They put the fiber on the poles and in the ground and it's sitting at the wall of the office waiting...for a crew to hook it up. My calls have been escalated to a manager. It seems that the crews have not been updating their progress in our file...AT&T thinks nothing has happened since mid-July. So they have us down for the next step in NOVEMBER as they are waiting for stuff to be completed...as in the pole work and the under gounding that has been completed already. Glad I tracked this down. Good grief.
Made a small error in an ICANN verification for one of our websites and killed the site. So there was a 2 hour block of time spent (not invested) in getting back to where I was and not getting to go where I need to go. At least the tech on the call was helpful.
Big news from last week was deciding that we needed samples for a new class we're putting together...decided on Tuesday evening...made the samples on Wednesday...finished them on Thursday...dried them and fired them the first time Saturday evening...glazed and fired them on Sunday to send some home with Katy for photos. I certainly wish all my projects were that quick.
I'm sure I'll talk more about the class shortly. We're working on another piece (in the kiln this evening) for a workshop that might go out to market next week.
Speaking of workshops and such...we're doing a Trunk Show at Friends and Fiberworks (Ashville, NC) on Wednesday next and then a workshop for a university research group on Friday...ramping up for LAMBTOWN in just a couple weeks. It might seem that there is a lot of time when you are doing everything virtually, but I'm finding that the planning part of a video shoot is a huge component and with LIVE gigs, there is little room for error...you just can't go back and capture the moment. We spend more time managing the virtual projects and planning same than with a face to face show.
Okay...I rambled a bit...more than I would normally.
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.