A final note, I am endorsing recently announced candidate, potter and kiln builder Shane Mickey for North Carolina Governor. My suggested slogan- If you want your lawmakers to do better, Slip Them a Mickey! Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, April 1, 2013
I know it's been a while since I posted pictures of new pots. Except for one little test mug you are going to have to wait til next time.The second of 4 glaze firings is cooling now. I'll try to get pics up in a day or two. In the mean time, there is more to it than just making the pots. You have to display them and sell them too. In the past, a couple of my racks sat on top of 6 ft "suitcase" style tables. This worked OK and with a table cover it looked good and gave some hidden storage. This year, I thought I would try a folding base with shelves for extra display space. The unit is made of one 12 ft cedar 2x6, some dowels, 4 hinges and two 24' doors ( I will add another but I only bought 2 doors so far). Total cost about $100. They are light weight, very stiff,and set up in seconds.I also assembled the unit so that when the shelves are in place there is a 5/16 inch rail across the back edge so the upper rack that sits on top does not get bumped and slide off . Shows start in May. I'll show you the full set up then.Until then, here are some quick and fuzzy cell phone pictures that will give you the general idea of how it went together.