Monday, April 27, 2009
Low fire salt dish
Here's an example of low fired salt work I did in the early 80's. There hasn't been time this week to take more photos of my collection. Maybe I'll find time in the next few days to do that.
Other than cutting asparagus and pulling a couple of weeds, I resisted spending more time in the garden. I did have to search for a misplaced pair of pruners, which I found half buried under the mulch where I was planting the day before. Most of the rest of the day was spent in the studio trimming, waxing, and assembling pots. I also got the clay mixer working. Fortunately, I only had to remove the control box cover and reset it. There was obviously more than the limit of 125 lbs in there, which is what caused the shut off. So before I turned it back on, I removed and bagged about 75 lbs of the reclaim.
After an easy barbecue shrimp dinner, I went back to the studio and threw a couple of 4 lb bowls using the reclaim I removed from the mixer. It was too soft, but I threw practically dry after centering and opening. I left them out overnight and cut them off the bats this morning so they should be ready to trim this afternoon when we get back home.
We have an appointment with the osteopath, lunch out and a stop at Walmart to load up as many bags of mulch that will fit in the car. We have a couple of mulch piles from last years tree work; but to save time and energy, the bagged material will be a faster fix for now. It's important to mulch the newly weeded flower beds as soon as possible before more weed seeds emerge.
Time to see if there are any more asparagus ready for cutting, breakfast, move more over wintering tropical plants from the basement, and get going with the rest of the day.