Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The bucket brigade
We spent yesterday waxing up the many boards of pots to go into the kiln.
Today starts the week long glazing process.
I think I have 21-22 boards all wax and ready for glaze.
The kiln on a good day will eat about 21 shelves of pots.
It will all depend on how tall the crown pots are.
In this load Mark has made some tall bottles.
That gives me two tall crowns. One will be about 22 inches, making another about 18 inches and the third crown will come in at 14 inches.
That means a little less stacking space, but it will still take anywhere from 20- 22 shelves of pots to fill the kiln.
We put all our glazes on wheels. It just makes it easier to roll them where you want them rather then have them in one spot. Plus we both glaze so I can work in a bucket and then mark can come (steal) get the bucket when he needs the glaze.
Here is a long shot of the room.
I am working off the blue cart while Mark is working off another cart with just crown pots on it.
We are both enjoying this rebuilt space, but there are a few little adjustments that we need to make.
Better lights on the end Mark is working on would help.He puts a floor lamp on the table which helps some.We always think of the lights after we start glazing. Oh yea- this is where those lights need to go.
I am pretty pleased with the lights on my end..
I also like the cabinet that Mark put in for me back in December.
It is a great height to work on and it have a counter top which wipes up nicely.
I'll post more as we move along.
The weather man is singing his winter song again about snow tomorrow.
I plan to plug up my ears and not listen.
LALALALALA! I can't hear you!
NO SNOW-----NO SNOW!