All of my August cups have either shipped or are waiting to be picked up. I didn't think it was possible to enjoy something more than I enjoyed the clouds, but I LOVED making these moths. Each cup is different- a different moth, repeated small moths or a single larger moth rendered in a skippy blurry deep blue transfer paper I had stashed away. It's messier than the moths blocks I carved- a different more sketchbooky feel. I also used some Japanese tissue transfer paper I bought to play with just a single line on each cup (which reminds me of the work I did for the original owners of Tart in 2013). The juxtaposition between the defined commercial tissue transfer and the blurry moth transfer pleases me. And after fighting with my porcelain claybody all spring and summer, I used a new smooth stoneware for these cups. Handle attachment was so much easier- no cracking, no popping off (can you imagine how frustrating it is to make a cup, attach the handle, decorate it, cover it to dry, and then find that the handle's popped off?), so I believe I will switch over to this claybody for mugs. The color is the same, the feel is the same. so. . . . I didn't make enough of these (yet) to offer for general sale, but I should have some for the holidays. They're definitely on my to-make list.
Later this week I'll publish the next season's cup CSA. I am increasing the shipping just a hair because I underestimated it last time. I am also adding a second CSA option- bowls!
Here is a review of the first run of the cup CSA
I've definitely added the birds egg into my regular making routine. Clouds may be seasonal. Moths are a late summer theme to me. I think they'll make a return every year. I already have plans for September and October, and I'm nearly sure that November will be inspired by my annual trip to Maine. Stay tuned!
Here's a little bowl preview:
The bowls will range in size from cereal (5")/soup (6")bowls, big ramen/noodle (7x 3+) bowls, serving/side dish sized bowls, and possibly even sets of dipping bowls. As with the cup subscription, the price you pay is discounted from the regular retail price. I'm starting with a smaller number of these to see how they go, then will consider expansion. First run is September, October, November.
Thanks for following along, friends. See you soon.