Monday, December 19, 2011

Panic Reducing Potter's Tip

This is the time of year when most potter's I know slow down a little. It is a great time to sort through those boxes of pots from last season and make prototypes with the changes and new glazes that we want to try for this year. No matter how I try, I always end up with a "set " of 10 bowls and one too big and one too small. Very nice bowls, but they don't quite match. I also end up with singletons of a color or size I'm no longer making or a style that I plan on changing. Here comes the tip....EMPTY BOWLS don't have to match.

Now is the time to get a big box and write EMPTY BOWLS on the side of it.Most potter's I know donate to their local EMPTY BOWLS projects. Some of us donate to more than one. Instead of getting in a panic the week before bowls are due, put a box out now. If your project has a "seconds sale" like ours does, put out two boxes.Both boxes will be full before you know it and your donation will not be hot from the kiln this year. No muss no fuss no last minute panic. Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Great tip, merry xmas to you and yours.

  2. Excellent tip, and while you're at it, why not just make a bowl a week for Empty Bowls? Then when the event comes around, you'll be a hero! :)

  3. Thanks everyone.Lori, that's a great idea. For the Cincinnati event, that would be about 40 bowls each for 70 potters.We better start printing extra tickets.


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