These plates are en route (that's French for on route)
to theArtisan Gallery
in Northampton MA. for the upcoming show, entitled,
"As the Crow Flies: NC Neighbors"
My neighbor potters are Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish!
Here is how I wrapped the platters for safe shipping.
First I wrap with newsprint.
Then I wrap the edge with bubble wrap.
Then the top and bottom are wrapped with bubble.
I like to use stretch wrap for fixing the bubble wrap.
This allows the bubble wrap to be easily reused.
I also think of the stretch wrap as tape without
the nasty adhesives,
making it, by a fraction, a bit more "green".
Using a clay box I wrap the platter separately with
cardboard, giving it a little more protection.
A section is cut out to make folding the box less bulky
and hence a little easier to fold over.
The finished wrap job.
This is placed in the box with other pots and surrounded by peanuts.
Sorry I didn't snap a picture of the packing arrangement.
Off to Massachussetts these pots go.
I wish I were going, too!
I'll post more pictures of pots for the collection shipped
in the next post!