Immersing myself in teapots this year really allowed me to expand my skill set. As a result, I'm seeing a definite jump in the quality and detail of my work. Also as a result, I was woefully underprepared for the holiday buying rush. What's a yin without a yang? 

I've always struggled with balancing learning with production. As a hobby potter, I'm forever torn between both worlds. Playing with teapots this year has made me a better potter, but other than a few wholesale orders and some gallery sales I've been very "unproductive" in 2014. Now, I want to be more productive without sacrificing the time required to continue learning. There are more teapots in my future. Many more. But before I return to that obsession, I'm going to work to fill the shelves so I can do more shows and hopefully share more work with buyers online. 

I'm making my list and checking it twice - borrowing a page from Santa's book. I've checked in with some trusted friends and "shoppers" and I've compiled a short list of items I'm developing right now. What's coming? 

  • Salt and Pepper Shakers
  • Soup Bowls
  • (more) Mugs
  • Lidded Canisters
  • Kimchi Pots
  • Sugar bowls
  • Oil warmers
  • Juicers

Will there be teapots? Of course there will be teapots. I'm still deeply obsessed. I'm just going to make sure I do a better job of offering items while I indulge my addiction. For now...here's a sneak peek at some stopperless salt and pepper shakers. They've been a lot of fun to make!

May this holiday season bring you creativity, abundance, peace and joy. Let's all be good to one another. Catch you next year! 

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Authorcheryl
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