March is coming in like a lion at the worse possible time, but it is March and it is what March does.
It comes in, with wind, at 20 miles an hour on a day we wanted to fire.
Two days ago we had the most perfect firing weather...sigh, but two days ago we were still glazing and we just can not glaze all day and then load all night and then fire on top of that.
We have to leave that to someones much younger than "we"!
So yesterday with several many distractions, because life is messy and things never go as planned,we did load the back stack of the kiln- but it was 5:30 when we got that done...
We are watching the weather to see where the winds are going and coming from to pick another firing day. Once loaded the pots can sit and stew a few days if need be. The only time we would not do this is if the weather was going to freezing or below. Then we would worry about glazes freezing and possible crawling and or glazes that jumped off the pots on to the shelves as things heated up, we have had this happen, trust me it does not come out well.
So we bend with the weather and things will work out, we will get this fired, we will.
And this is why we find pottery so relaxing..........
I enjoyed reading the comments about what everyone was up to the other day. We are a varied lot!
I dream of days off where I can just go off for a day and maybe have lunch with a friend, maybe I need to do that soon.
Time to get those other shelves in the kiln and see what the plan is.
Cheers and all that.
Make it a great day, or at least passable depending on how messy things are for you.
|Why this pot? More on this later.|