Tuesday, October 28, 2014
We hope to get another firing in soon but it seems as always that there are a few obstacles to jump over to make that happen.
Second, I need the prefect, warm days of sunshine, that keep calling me to walk out the door and explore the beauty around me to slowly, slowly fade away.......(not really)....
Then I need to be able to work 24/7 just to get done those things that need to be done,done.
Third....I need to not run off on my day off to see a great little play called, "Love Letters" directed by one of my students.
Fantastic job, I loved this play.
And, then there is that baby pinching that must be done.
It is in my job description.
My favorite student question this week, help me out.
Can I take this raku pot and put a cone 04 glaze on it and fire it again so it will hold water and be shinny?
I will take any and all answers.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I have been enjoying some time off. We took off to Virginia, went from the mountains of Charlottlesville, down to the Norfolk, stopped in Raleigh and then home.
We squeezed in a lot of family, took in some trees, found time to pinch all our kids, finish up the guest bedroom, have guest and I did a hunt for all things spider.
Now, to keep it clean...
Now it's time to hit it and get back to work.
I'll keep you posted.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Amazing to be there up early, with my coffee; me and nature at her best.
Last night the moon rose bright over the pond. I had to go down for a few minutes to the pond and watch as it reflected off the water, fullness, heavy, bright, amazing.
Mark wired up many of the lamps that came out of the kiln. There is nothing like a handmade lamp to set off a room. We have just finished painting the guest bedroom and I have been tempted to go lamp shopping in the store. I really think the one with the great runs to the right would be nice in the bedroom.
I am enjoying the color of the bedroom, it is a cool and quiet color.
Now I am thinking about curtains, bed spread, you know the drill... the other stuff.
Mark is back at the wheel while I am making the ride to school.
This week I put in a request for a wet/dry vacuum, I am so excited to be getting this. Cleaning is an issue when you have that many students and the clay and glazing that happens. I did not know how much I missed ours until I did not have one.
I found myself yesterday trying to clean out a kiln, the vacuum would have made short work of the issue. Not having one leaves me to be inventive and clever. I ended up taking a roll of masking tape, folding over an end and picking up the chunks of broken clay and glaze off the soft brick on the bottom of the kiln. It was slow work, but did the trick.