So the Monday after Salad Bowl still in a daze from the late nights (getting home after 1 am two nights in a row) and all the work that went into it… I get an email through via my website.
Hi. My name is Scott and I am a Seattle-based food photographer. I am working on a shoot for Starbucks that requires 4-6 custom coffee mugs (without handles) - produced and delivered by August 26. Please let me know if you are interested and available and I can send further details.
It was August 18th – so the 26th was 8 days away. They came to the studio the next day and so I had 7 days from briefing to delivery. If you don't know clay, this is a very fast turn around - but achievable because lots of things aligned to make this happen in the way that it did:
- they specifically wanted a cup with no handle
my cups don’t have handles! (I've never seen a handle I've like enough to make it mine)
- they wanted it glazed on the inside, and not on the outside
that’s how I glaze my cups, so lots of experience working that way
- they wanted the cups in a slate grey / black
I had started running tests (as you've seen earlier) with the black / grey
- they wanted it white on the inside
yup, that’s how I do my work too