Wednesday, April 29, 2009
New Zealand salt glazed storage jar
Here's a large (over 20"), salt glazed, storage, jar that we brought back from New Zealand in the eary 80's. It's too large to fit in my ez cube, so I had to take the photo where it sits in the living room.
Yesterday was a day dedicated to in town shopping, picking up signs and tour maps for the TRAC tour. They had my studio location listed on the wrong part of the road which I corrected for them weeks ago, before the new maps were printed, and the new map doesn't have the correction. They sent in the correction but obviously did not check a test printing before giving final OK, so now they'll probably give me a refund on my tour fee.
The movie "Slum Dog Millionaire" arrived from Netflix, so I watched it after dinner. I can see why it won the Academy Award - powerful movie and a wonderful love story. After the movie I got into the studio, covered some pots and cleared one of the ware carts of non pottery items so I'd have a place to put all the raw pots that were on the slab roller, which I need to use today.
It rained overnight so we don't have to do any hand watering this morning. I have so many things to plant right now, that I need to try to find even an hour a day if weather permits, to get these things in the ground. Rain is a possibility every day this week, so planting is going to be iffy to say the least.
I think I may have enough pots now to fill the kiln. The ware cart is filled to the brim. I have a piece of cardboard cut the size of my kiln shelves and when I can fill it 12-14 times I know I have enough pots to fill the kiln.
There are a few pots left to trim and assemble. That, along with rolling out some slabs should be it for the day. I'm hoping to start dipping pots in flashing slip and decorating tomorrow.