Monday, June 21, 2010

Through the roof!

After a weekend nibbling baby toes and napping through the later part of father’s day it was up and back to the grind early this morning.

Mark is determined to get the small kiln finished.
He has spent the better part of two days getting the chimney up through the roof.
He is trying to get up and get moving during the cooler part of the day.

Although it did not stay cool for very long.
I think we hit 81 well before 10 am and it was a steady climb to 90 plus after that.
By 11 it was too hot for outdoor work even though Mark pushed on until noon.
Then it was time for a cool down, some lunch and a move inside where there is A/C, clay and tunes on the radio.

I spent last week finishing up another section of tiles- thanks to Laura who dropped in Friday to help me out! It was great because it freed me up to have time to nibble on those baby toes.
I loaded all the dry tiles for the backsplash in my short kiln today and have it set up to fire tomorrow.
Fingers crossed!
And toes!


Tracey Broome said...

If I lived closer I would have come over and helped stack those bricks. Stacking the chimney was my favorite part when I took John Britt's kiln building workshop. Not too far to go now though it looks like. We hit 83 here by 10am.

Ron said...

Looking good. I like the extra insulation where the stack goes through the roof.

cookingwithgas said...

Tracey-I wished you lived closer too! I can't help like I use to.
Its a pain not to be out there - but I know my limits these days!

cookingwithgas said...

Ron- it should be finished soon-stop in when you are in saegrove.

ang said...

oooh lovely another kiln build!!

Linda Starr said...

That's gonna be great when it's ready to fire.

cindy shake said...

The kiln is exciting! I can't wait to see your tiles too. 81??!! Holy cow -we've been lucky to hit 60 this summer -a bit cooler than usual up here but very comfortable to work in!

cookingwithgas said...

we hope to finish this bad boy up and fill him full of pots soon!