Saturday, May 08, 2010

Scavenging -Part of the Potter's Life

by Eleanor Hendriks

It seems that every potter I know has a bit of scavenger blood. It seems I'm always saying things to people like "If you ever have any empty drywall mud buckets, save them for me..."or "Don't throw out those Styrofoam peanuts -just give me a call, I'll come get them..." Sometimes the effort that goes into scavenging these things is enough to make me think about taking the easy way out and just buying what I need new, but that always feels just a bit wrong. I get a kick out of using something that would have otherwise been thrown away -especially when it is plastic made from non-renewable resources.

Just lately I had a great score -a just-up-the-road neighbour was telling me about the new kitchen he was putting in and worrying about what he was going to do with all the bubble wrap the cupboards were wrapped in. Of course I jumped on that one and sure enough, he stopped by a few days later with a carload of bubble wrap for me. I got it all straightened out and folded neatly -now I just have to figure out where to put it:

Of course I'll gladly share this latest score with you -all you have to do is order a pot from my Etsy shop and it will come wrapped in some of Keith's bubble wrap!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is SUPER great!

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