Saturday, December 24, 2011

Twas the Night before Christmas

This is for the children in your house and for those of us who still love to tap into our childhood memories every Christmas.

Today will be an all day baking and pre Christmas dinner prep day. Yesterday I went through all the flashing slip test tiles that were in the Energy Exchange firing and most still seemed too dry; but I suspect the wood ash also contributed to some of the dryness.

John and I put off our firing of the 175 plus slip and glaze tiles till Monday. Hopefully by then, we'll have heard back from Ronan on how hot they fired the kiln and what kind of soda they used in the firing. Till then, I'll be cooking and baking and indulging in some wonderful holiday meals.

Tomorrow we'll be having our family's traditional Lithuanian/German/Polish breakfast of home made babka, ham, kielbasa, hard boiled eggs and horseradish. Dinner will be pretty much a repeat of the Thanksgiving turkey dinner since the store was out of the rock cornish hens which I had planned.

Wishing all who celebrate it, a very Merry Christmas.


  1. June: Have squirrel and coon for Christmas. All the best of health and happiness- Tony

  2. Don't have a gun Tony, so squirrel and coon are out and turkey is in. :-)
    A side note, or question - have any of the students gotten a "A" yet for duplicating that yellow glaze on the pig? The reason I'm asking, is I have a ceramic books from the later 1800's written by someone who worked at Rockingham and there are few lead glaze recipes in the book. If you're interested I can email them to you in a couple of days when Christmas and Monday's cone 6 experimental soda firing are out of the way.