Although I do not have the habits of a production potter, I find it works best to make a run of one type of pot at a time to get into the rhythm of that form, work out the bugs, and possibly discover ways to improve it.. But, I also know I have commissions to glaze and fire, not to mention already having enough dry pots for a bisque firing. Sometimes I don't know when to stop one thing and start the next. Or, in this case, I just don't want to but kind of have to.
I finished the lids for these last night. Got them trimmed, then formed and attached the knobs. The knobs are a trap- Once I started "putting a bird on it" a lot of my customers expect all knobs to be birds. It's true- birds sell pots! It takes some extra time for me to form the birds compared to the time it takes to throw a knob on the wheel. I'll compromise with some birds and some regular knobs. At this point, though, I need to interrupt the flow of honey pot making to get ready for a glaze firing.