The new kiln has finally arrived.
We had thought we would have it delivered in January.
Mother nature had other plans in store for us all.
We kept tabs weekly with the folks up in New Jersey through email and phone calls.
And- every week it snowed on ship day.
Finally no snow there this week and out she went.
But we had heavy rain yesterday so she is sitting all boxed up on the carport waiting to go in her new space.
She will be in good company with our smaller L&L kiln.
Mark is hooking up the vent system today.
YEA! Then the fun begins.
WE have sold one of the used kilns but have two more if anyone is interested.
These could also be used stripped down for Raku or soda...just think of the possibilities.
And get in touch with us.
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Tiles, butter dishes, tea caddies, those two teapots and lots of doo-dads or should this be do-dads....
I turned the table we had used for the tile mural into glaze central and just covered it from one end to the other.
Messy stuff this glazing.
I make myself crazy with this stuff thinking of all the ways to glaze the tiles.
Then I tell myself to just do something, anything otherwise you will still be sitting here a year from now.
Its only clay- get busy!
Julia over at Henhouse Pottery and Tinstar Farm has given me an award and said nice things about me.
I love reading Julia's blog about her life.
I live through her.
Mark and I had our own little farm dreams when we moved here and I miss the small lively livestock we use to raise.
Through Julia I can pretend I am back there without going out in the cold to feed real animals.
I am to share 7 things about myself that you might not know.
Hummm as much as I talk what would you not know about me.
Did you know we raised Pigs, goats, rabbits and sheep?
Did you know I baked all our bread, made yogurt and thought I was mother earth... humm yea, you say- you can tell I am nothing but an old hippie.
I guess I will have to dig deeper.
1. I wanted to be a midwife and even helped bring a few babies into this world.
Then one day I thought about if I could truly handle a difficult birth.
The answer was no.
2. My other passion is children and I thought I would be a pediatrician.
I am baby crazy and will talk to anyone under the age of 5 anywhere at anytime.
They speak my language. I use to embarrass, my job, my own family by stalking out babies at any public place.
Then again see number one- I want nothing to go wrong and all to be right so being a Doctor would not be in my line of work.
3. I like a good trashy novel, blood, a little gore and throw in some murder and mystery and I am there.
I wish I read better just like I wish I ate better ,but, there you go we all need a little junk in our lives.
4. Mark and I traveled around in a 1956 Ford Pickup truck with a wooden house on the back of it.
Camping from Va. to Colorado and back again. This was back in BC- before children.
We ended up living in Tenn. in a Tepee for awhile before we embraced electricity and running water.
I like them both very much and we sold the Tepee and the Ford.
Still miss the Ford it was a great truck.
Don't miss the Tepee.
Seems I am at a standoff with my brain so I think I will do this in two parts.
Otherwise we will be here for hours.
So to be continued more about me,
(enough about you let's talk about me...!)
and awards to fellow bloggers....
seems I have some thinking to do.