Thursday, June 18, 2009
Soda fired serving plate
This plate with a reed and cane handle is from my latest firing. Can't wait to take Joy Tanner's photography class so I can do justice to these pots.
I've been enjoying my recharge time - cooking, playing with the new kitty, catching up on my reading (mainly emails), and making a "to do" studio list for next week.
I tried my new glue gun yesterday, but realize that it will not do what I intended because the glue comes out too thick for making small signature stamps; but I can see that I might be able to use to to make thicker patterns to impress the clay.
Looks like I may get gardening time with two no rain days predicted this weekend. I'd love to get the rest of these plants in the ground before I get started on another studio cycle next week.
Jim added up my TRAC sales last night and found some sales receipts I had missed - nice surprise. He's my unofficial book keeper. It's great for me that he actually enjoys doing that, since I'd rather just make the pots.
Joy Tanner and Will Baker are coming over this morning to see if they can use any of my surplus firebricks for a small soda kiln Joy wants to build. There are some leftover arch bricks from my soda kiln, and a bunch of high alumina firebricks that I got a few years ago to build a tiny wood/diesel fired kiln. But I realize that I don't even have enough time and energy to deal with my current work, garden, cooking, etc. At 69, it's time to slow down a bit and work a bit less and play and meditate a bit more.