While I spent the day trying to get right side up in the pottery and spending today researching the Arts and Crafts Movement for my Art History class, Mrs. Claus was making our shop look seasonal. November and December are two of our best months in the showroom with gift giving and customers treating themselves. We fired a gas kiln yesterday full to the brim with bowls, bowls and more bowls. With my teaching gig I'm more like a part time employee around here so keeping the shop full will be a task. We'll be lucky to pull off two more firings before the day of Newcastle Brown Ale for breakfast and turkey for dinner. The Newcastle is a toast to my late father a Geordie from Newcastle.