Sunday, February 10, 2008

More Pottery Sheep

I have been working away at my pottery sheep this past week. As you can see - the flock is slowly growing. If you click on the image - it will enlarge it.

I now have 3 small sheep done - and 2 larger sheep. The larger sheep, will be available with - or without your flock name added. As you can see in the picture below, I can shear the wool on the side of the sheep - and add a name. This one is for my good friend Cate (but if you know her, don't tell her - it's a surprise).

The first 3 small sheep have now been bisque fired, and are ready to be glazed. I will have to make a trip to Waterloo, Ontario next weekend to pick up some glazes. I will probably paint them up next week, and then get everything ready for a glaze firing. This is a time consuming process, as we never fire the kiln until it is full - with the cost of energy these days - just can't afford it.

I have 2 more of the larger sheep to complete for pre-existing orders this next week. I also have 6 small sheep to complete for other local orders.

This next few weeks, I will work on making several more of the small sheep - and then I will start taking orders for specific colours. I will have to work out the details for these orders.
I may just make several sheep - and then post them and sell as is, or take specific orders, and
you have to wait while it's being completed. Many little details to work out.

Also - Nancy Krohn (Bluff Country Shetlands), has graciously offered to post a link on her page, to my sales page - thank you Nancy.

Well - I'd better get back to it.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I wonder if you could put an ad out on the Shetland Yahoo list during SSS&T weekend? I have a feeling you could fill a kiln pretty fast with that kind of exposure!

I like the head/body proportion on the small sheep better. The head of the big sheep looks, well, BIG!

Tammy said...

I've been thinking of doing that - after I get several done.
I have been working on the big guys since this picture was taken. I've got the heads down smaller - but it is hard to get them to proportion properly to maintain balance.
It's all a matter of experimentation at this point.

Nancy K. said...

I did and I WILL! Just let me know when you'd like it added and what you'd like it to say. I checked your website and don't see a sale page for the critters ~ are you going to make a separate page for them or just do them through your blog? I hope you have ME on that waiting list! I definitely want to buy some of your critters!

Kathy said...

Count me in! I'd love to put a link to your sales page on my blog as well!
These are so cute! (And put me on your sales list as well!)

Keep 'em coming!

Tammy said...

Hi Nancy - and Kathy - I'm just getting ready to glaze the first few that are done. Once they are fired and I see the results, I'll get going on production. In the meantime, I have fallen and hurt my arm - so I'm temporarily unable to do much pottery without a great deal of pain. I will keep you updated though. And I am starting my list.

Nancy K. said...

Oh, Tammy! I hope your arm isn't seriously hurt!

I can't wait to see pictures of your first finished pieces...

organizeyourhomeschool said...

Please add me to your list of customers and let me know when your sheep are ready to sell. They are SWEET!!!
Melissa Orr

Tammy said...

Hi Nancy - I'm fine - just aggravated an old injury - need to rest the arm for a week or so.
I might start underglazing tonight on a few of the sheep.

I'd better get a sales page started soon as well.

Kathy said...

Hiya, Tammy...

Just checking to see how you are doing - those re-injuries can be devilish to settle down. I've stopped back every so often to see what you're up to...
Just take care of yourself! (Yeah, I know how we Shetland shepherds are. Especially when it's time for lambing, shearing, etc.) :)

Tammy said...

Hey Guys - I'm doing great.
I have a few more sheep done. I've started the glazing process as well.
I should have some ready to go in the next 3-4 weeks.
And yes - the arm hurts. I am seeing my chiropractor weekly.
But we shetland shepherds are tough!