Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Some Days Really Test You!
We woke up this morning to a temperature of 2 oc
and a Broken Boiler yet again.
No hot water & no heating.
So we made our way down to the workshop.
To find sheep were in the field outside the workshop
and as poor old Cadbury found out.
AN ELECTRIC FENCE!!!
Boy did he yelp!
The good news was that the first glaze firing had come out good.
This was some of the finished load.
You can see here both the sheep and how cold it was.
Caddy's yelp caught their attention.
These two large utensil pots are thrown 13" tall
so that when they are finished they should be 11" tall x 7" wide
these will be on their way to Berlin.
As You can see by this picture below
I gave this idea a few minutes thought.
I am trying to get all of these out of the kiln by the end of the week
but in the end I decided this was too risky,
and decided to do two biscuit firings, one after the other.
Out of the firing came the last pot to complete our order
We packed them up and here they are waiting to be collected
by the courier.
I couldn't help thinking about the film
"Castaway" with Tom Hanks
I have this vision of these boxes washing up on some
desert island, and someone opening them
wishing for something to help them.
and finding a couple of Pancheon's a jug and a salt pig.
Oh Well at least they are useable.
For some unknown reason we were both on a downer today
and when your both on a downer
it's hard to pick yourselves back up.
But we will!
I'm back on the Blog again and Why? Because The Chinese have landed on the dark side of the moon? No, because I have time, time ...
OK here are all the elements needed to build the kiln. I had some 3mm ceramic paper left over from building my large gas kiln 2 years ago. ...
Earlier in the year one of my daughters sent me a link to an article in Vogue magazine which stated "Pottery is the New Yoga"...