The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of production. I have been making black porcelain lamps that differ from my typical work, as the dimensions must be exact to accommodate specific lamp shade dimensions and lamp hardware. I feel more machine than craftsman while making these. Although I try to create equal size and proportion in the lamps, I rarely get it just right. The positive outcome being each lamp has its own personality. Presently, these lamps are made of Japanese porcelain, Chinese-made lamp hardware purchased in America and shipped to Japan, and the lamps are being shipping back to America for a custom order. Who said potters are in touch with the Earth and carbon footprints. I better do a better job or at least figure out a way to introduce these to the Japanese marketplace.