Last week, I was listening to NPR on my way to dropping my daughter at pre-school and the segment on the radio was discussing the backlog of shipments getting through customs in the US due to lack of personnel to process shipments in customs. Normally this wouldn't have concerned me, but I realized that my project was going to be further delayed by a shipment being stuck in customs! The possibility of not getting the plates I needed in time was unfortunate...what to do?
Thankfully the distributor I have been working with was well stocked with enough inventory of an alternative plate that will do the trick and I can stick to the original design. I write this as I await the second shipment of all 500 plates coming on a freight truck this afternoon. Little did I know that my project could be affected by the shut-down!
Also, I want to officially say a huge thank you to AMACO for supporting this project! Much of the glaze and underglaze that will go into making this large painting happen is coming from my friends at AMACO.