What a week it's been! We unloaded the kiln on Monday, sanded all the pots, packaged and shipped them off to their destinations, just in the knick of time. We had an excellent firing. All of the orders looked great. Jeff's giant cooker came out perfect. The buyer didn't want anything fancy, just something utilitarian. He should be able to cook a good size bird in it.
The weather has been warm and I took the opportunity to do some heavy cleaning. I took anything that could be hosed off outside and did just that. The floor got a good mopping. It will be nice to resume work in a cleaner studio.
Last night we kicked off our holiday celebration with my annual tortierre (pork pie). Traditionally it's a Christmas eve meal for French Canadians, but I just like to enjoy it any time around the holiday season.
Wishing all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Festivus. Enjoy some time off and celebrate life with family and friends.
~ Michèle, Jeff, and Sophie