Friday, May 1, 2009

It's like watching glue dry

Rebuilding the mudbox is slow work. All the details have to come together.
We build to last! Unless there is a fire- then we rebuild to last!
The metal is now covered with plywood and then a sheet of plastic is cut to fit. This in now glued to the plywood....and we wait.







Meanwhile- I am working on the wedding tiles that came out of today's kiln. One more kiln to fire and I will have the rest glued by the end of next week.
Why the end of next week?
I have to order the right size magnets.
I ordered one size too small and they need to be "just right."





I am watching this beauty open new flowers each day. I counted 10 as I walked across the yard.

So pretty!


9 comments:

Linda Starr said...

The tiles and colors are beautiful.

Shortstuff said...

The tiles look wonderful. Great job. I know how time intensive those are. I love the flowers, too. I tried to grow a couple of those, but didn't water them enough. The drought got them, darnit! See you soon.

cookingwithgas said...

the small tiles are working out well- fingers crossed 22 more in the test kiln today.
Love my little test kiln for things like this!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

kinda trying to figure out what a mud box is...

jimgottuso said...

looking good... glue drying and grass growing and water boiling.

cookingwithgas said...

Mark and I both stand to throw and here in Seagrove the older potters used these boxes which are great to house the wheel- built around the wheel head. I think maybe they used them because early wheels were stand up kick wheels.

Lots of room for your water and a place to send your water out- pointer stick for the production and most also had a “ball buster” on them for opening large ball of clay for big or two piece pots.

Abela Bodycare said...

The tiles turned out beautiful. Realized yesterday that when we installed the new mailbox over the winter, we forgot about the clematis there. No signs of it, so I think it's a goner. Thanks for adding my blog!

jeannette stgermain said...

The white flowers are a beautfiul sight, and so are your wedding tiles!

HENHOUSE POTTERY said...

Gorgeous tiles!