I've moved on to another stoneware and ordered several more white and clear glazes to keep testing. All this to say that I'm feeling perpetually behind. Glad that I'm not signed up for any events or sales or markets. But I have some custom dinner orders that I'm sitting on, and I'd like to get them out the door.
I would like to address one thing- so many of my customers were kind and understanding to the absolute utmost degree when I told them that their orders would be delayed further. I had one negative experience out of the whole lot, which shook me pretty badly. It was downright venomous, and I think it was due to a miscommunication that made me feel defensive and then downright shocked. I try hard to accommodate all kinds of requests and try to send out my best work. I think that *most* people who have handmade businesses try their very best to please their customers. They all have feelings that are easily bruised by unfair, or, even if fair, harsh, criticism. This just to say that we should all (me included) remember that we're dealing with people who have lives and families and feelings and we never know what's going on in their lives- illness, failed work, failed relationships. I'm stepping off my soapbox, but I was accused of gross misrepresentation and unprofessionalism, and it hurt. I'm mostly over it, but I wanted to address it for my own learning, as much as anyone else's.
I had a lovely Easter, and hope your Spring holidays were wonderful, as well. See you again soon.