Enough ranting. The berry bowls are here!
I didn't get all of them fired because of the commission work I wanted to get in the kiln, so there will be more coming.
More knobs for the driftwood hangers (previous post) and a couple of new cookie presses. There will be a special breakfast at the farmer's market for our customers this Sat. so I may try out the new cookie presses in time for it. I know, cookies for breakfast. Bad. But you can come by and get a berry bowl for those healthy strawberries you'll be buying at the market.
This is what I use to make the holes in the berry bowls and the knobs. The screw is just for size reference. The brass tubing (I'm not sure that's what it's called) is from the hardware store. I cut it at an angle and sharpened/beveled the angled end a little. My son gave me some accessories for my Dremmel tool last Christmas that were just right for this little job. The only thing it needs is a dowel rod stuck in the other end to make it more comfortable to hold.
Pleased with the way the glaze worked on this hanging. Chartreuse with gunmetal around the edge.
Here's a neat little benefit from having an Etsy shop I wasn't expecting- I was contacted about selling some honey jars wholesale to The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. It seems the buyer was looking for made-in-Ohio honey jars to go with some honey they are selling in the museum shop. I've never been there, but now that I know it exists I'll have to check it out if I'm in the area.