Gary has had the flu for 15 days. I thought I had slipped by without getting it but no such luck. I've had it for a week. It's been over 10 years since I've had a flu or cold so I guess I shouldn't complain. I used up about 2 rolls of toilet paper blowing my nose. Ugh. Luckily I made a another big batch of soup just before succumbed so I did have something to eat. I had made chicken soup with chicken breast; the meat of a breast is much easier to cut up than a turkey leg.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to go to the annual Kris Kringle Market because of the flu, so I've had no sales for December. I did get an email from someone wanting me to make a set of rectangular dishes like the photos above. At my rate of making I'm about six weeks out. I've sold several sets of these in past in sets of varied colors. This size dish is really handy for lunch plates or appetizers.
This past year I have not been motivated to make sets of functional work. For that matter I haven't been motivated to make much pottery at all. I still have a lot of pottery in stock to sell so I don't can't justify making lots more. I only want to make what I want to make, mostly experimenting. I still think about pottery and many new designs swirl around in my head. I also look at pottery a lot. Not sure what the future may hold, we shall see.
Perhaps you heard about the devastating fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I have a few pottery tools and supplies I don't use and I plan to see if any potters were in the fire and need some items. I can make up a care package to send them. I can't imagine what it would be like to loose everything in a fire. We had quite a few fires here in the Georgia mountains but none were near our home. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.