I've recently begun a new method of working, and I'm sticking to it.
Between 7 and 9AM: Wake up, tend the garden, work in the studio until lunch. Regardless of when I start working, I give myself an uninterrupted 3-4 hours. I don't check email, I try not to answer my phone, I don't walk to the kitchen to snack. I work in my living room studio.
From 12 and 2PM on: Lunch, computer for email, marketing, photographing work, taking care of Studio 550 business, etc. Studio 550 is the art center my family and I are starting up in Manchester, NH. If you know of any aspiring artists who are looking for a studio to work in as a resident artist for a year, send them my way.
And the rest of the day I mind the pots I made in the morning, probably do some intermittent studio work at night, and reserve time for fun/reading/relaxation. The result has been a better structured and more productive day. Here are some of the fruits of that labor:
Bowls and pie plates
A recreated French butter dish for my Aikido Sensei
Bourbon cups and tumblers
Plates with brushwork
A close up of those plates with brushwork