Friday, February 1, 2013
Recently, as we worked on one skully cup after another, an image popped into my head.
The image was not a piece of pottery, but a tool.
I grabbed Alex, gave him an idea of what I needed, and he went to work. The man is a great woodworker, too! Within an hour, he had a prototype tool made. The first one needed some tweaking, but after a couple of tries, we ended up with a tool - a wooden press mold of sorts - that helped us create the first trays for our skully cups.
I love the pillowy nature of the trays!
We scaled the tool up to make trays for lowballs and highballs, too.
These will all be sold for the first time beginning February 10, at 7pm, on Fab.com.
These all came to be as a result of that meditative way of working that we've been talking about. While my hands went through the repetitive task of throwing cups, my mind was free to both wander and wonder, stumbling over the answer to the question of trays.