A few of the Boilers have marks on the top where the shop could have been more careful racking them, and some of the bases have some smut where they weren’t cleaned all the way… but overall they look really good. I know I’ve written it elsewhere, probably in an email to those who’ve placed orders, but I think people will be most happy with their Boiler if they see it for what it is – the first, experimental run of a craft-made object.
As I’ve done in the past, I’ll again compare the process to hand-thrown pottery: each piece doesn’t have the pristine finish you’d expect in that eight piece place-setting you bought from Walmart, or Macy’s or wherever. Instead, they’re more like that hand-thrown coffee mug you bought at the craft fair (and cherish). No two are identical, and each provides evidence of the way in which it was made. Many of these “imperfections” I like and intend to keep into the future. Some I’ll remove. But I like things that tell the story of how they were created. Those marks give them souls. And the soul is, after all, the difference between us and the Cylons. :)