Since I got my ceramic studio in working order, I’ve hit the ground running. The image above is of a botanical sculpture made of Sculpey clay that I made as a special order for a professor of biology. The reason why I want to share it is because I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to make what he asked for, and I am happy with the results. He also ordered a set of six mugs, and now he wants six more mugs plus some espresso cups. He has been my best customer, but my Etsy shop has really been taking off this month. I’m having a hard time keeping up, but the feeling is glorious– to be up to my ears in ceramic orders.
I started making little herb planters in preparation to sell at the farmer’s market in Jackson Hole, already planted with different varieties of basil. It branched off of the idea of what I was doing with my personal garden. I used to laugh at the idea of making flower pots, but now I’ve found that my own plants seem to grow best in my ceramic planters. I have at least five of them planted with herbs, two with big tall tomato plants, and one with a “garden huckleberry” plant. The plants are doing great, and it is my first time growing tomatoes and basil from seed. Anyway, another thing sucking up my time is my gardening. I love it, and I will always make time for it. Here are a couple of photos of my plants in progress:
If you like the herb planter shown above, you can find it on Etsy: