After the poor me, I have to make sponge holders rant, I found that I had some time to make just what I wanted to make.
Orbs, rattles, and spoons.
I worked into the evening on Tuesday getting them made and spent part of yesterday afternoon carving them.
I have the opportunity to fire these, along with a few pigs, in a neighbors wood kiln this week.
The rattles sell pretty quickly, especially when wood fired. They are definitely not something that people "need", but after they pick them, hold them, and shake them...
they WANT them.
Yesterday felt like a perfect work balance. I carved the orbs and rattles and also finished an order for flower dotted soup mugs. These are enjoyable to make and don't seem like work. I am not really doing much slip trailing anymore, unless it's for an order. If I had a wood kiln I would do more and probably combine it with carving. Someday we will have that wood kiln. One can never stop dreaming.