Overall I’m quite happy with the result but I might just take a couple of back-ups just in case. Nothing ventured, nothing gained I suppose.
Friday, 17 February 2012
Andy P from Stone Monkey Ceramics needs no introduction but due to our combined efforts of losing measurements we were a bit behind the 8 Ball with timings for my new pots. Andy was pretty flat out running up to Noelanders so my 2 commission pots for Swindon had to wait until his return. Forever the gentleman he offered to make them in a couple of different sizes for me to choose from. As if he didn’t have enough to do trying to re-stock after his record breaking sales in Belguim making my pots was almost a bridge too far but after frantic phone calls and hectic potting we got there with only days to spare!
When I stalled out at Bonsai World last September I had to raid the plastic bags at home so that my customers had something to take their little treasures home in. After some thought I thought that I should raise my presentation up a notch or 3 so invested in some bags and labels. OK, the carrier bags are similar to the ones that you would get from your local take-away but they are biodegradable and have a useful handle.
My wife thinks that the combination of bags and labelling looks like the sort of thing that you would get from a high class lingerie store – here’s hoping that people don’t think my pots are pants!!