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Monday, October 31, 2011

No rest for the weary


Since I was up so early, I decided to get in the studio around 5:30 am and tidy up the pots I slipped yesterday, get them decorated and drying. As soon as the sun comes up I'll put them outside and hopefully the sun and wind will help them along and I'll be able to fire this last big load of bisque tomorrow. There are a couple of small pots which I still have to quickly slip this morning and they'll get bisqued in my tiny test kilns as soon as they're dry.

At some point today, I also need to make some small batches of two of my celadon liner glazes. If the cone 6 soda tests in the December firing are fruitful, this may be my last cone 10 soda firing and I don't want to batch any more glaze than I need for this group of pots. If all goes well, I'll still have some cone 10 clays to use up, but I'm thinking I might just do a couple of straight cone 10 gas firings of shinos in my small Olympic kiln, or even the big kiln depending on how many pots I wind up with. My thirty year old shino soup bowls have been well used and are starting to look a bit shop worn, so it would be nice to make us some new ones.

4 comments:

  1. Haha! Not only do you not sit down, you don't sleep either! I was up at 3am, but I didn't get to work like you :)

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  2. LOL! Actually, I am sitting down at the moment - just finishing the last sip of tea after breakfast and now I'm off to take the rest of my morning vitamins and back to the studio. The sun is peeking and I need to get the last slipped pots out to dry and slip the last few.

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  3. LOL! Actually, I am sitting down at the moment - just finishing the last sip of tea after breakfast and now I'm off to take the rest of my morning vitamins and back to the studio. The sun is peeking and I need to get the last slipped pots out to dry and slip the last few.

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  4. Todd Schuster10/31/11, 9:46 AM

    Hi June. Man do you ever sleep? Goodness gracious. I hope you, Jim & Sean enjoyed your weekend. Not so up here in the NYC area. Unexpected late October snowstorm, power out. Thank God our power came back last night at 9:09pm. 28 1/2 hours in the dark. Other parts won't get juice back until late in the week or the weekend, especially CT. Should be near 60 later this week. Need to melt all this snow. Hopefully not a sign of a bad winter. We shall see. Enjoy your day!

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