Friday, June 7, 2013

We are packing the kiln

 After a week of sleep, work, sleep, work and a little more sleep we are ready to finish loading the kiln and, and,  find a non- tropical storm day to fire.
There is nothing like a little rain delay or weather delay to make things all exciting around here.

To the right are some of those "crown" pots.
The new addition is the tall narrow jars that Mark has made to hold pasta, think spaghetti, Linguine,Capelli d'angelo.
I own a jar like this and do love it so.

 In talking about new and different shapes to add to the crown area of the kiln we thought about this pasta jar.
I am sure you could fill it with anything you want other than pasta, we would not care.

I am already in love with them all.

A nice fat jar.

Other news is that it is doing nothing but raining around these parts the past week or so.
The skies must be crying for me since the kids went home.
The rain is great for the garden but there is a point that this much rain starts its own set of problems.
We did cover the potato bed yesterday since we have been greedily digging up some of the best tasting new potatoes we have ever put in out mouths.
The red ones are so good and since they are so fresh they cook so fast.
So, since we are so-ing here and making up new words, I am just cooking until done and then tossing them with some olive oil, salt, pepper and maybe a tad of balsamic vinegar.
Goodness, those potatoes, along with fresh cucumbers, broccoli and some local goat cheese are just tasty and yummy!
Mark and I realized that the meal we had the other night was just about as local as you can get.

We buy what we don't grow from a friend 10 minutes from the house.
Good eats!

Here is the back stack of the kiln that went in yesterday.
We took a break at 4 and never went back.
We have been running on the summer schedule this week. We are up early and there are days that we are at work at 7-8 am. Then we don't feel too guilty about quitting early, taking a break and getting other things done.

On another note:
Here is a link to a couple of potters who have had a major disaster hit there lives.
Maybe you could pass this on or help.

I know what it is like to have your life change overnight.
I always felt lucky that we had our home, and that we did not lose more in the fire, and, yet, I know that it has taken me close to 5 years to feel like I have a sense of normal again.


Cheers and peace in your house,


Lori Buff said...

Nice textures on that fat jar.
It's hard to find anything that tastes better than food you eat right out of your own garden. Sometimes it seems a waste to cook it.

Linda Starr said...

Home grown is the best; and handmade too.

Michèle Hastings said...

I don't want to hear anyone say, "but we need the rain"!
Some of our plants have also had too much.
Let's hope it's over soon so that you can fire and we can mow our lawn.

DirtKicker Pottery said...

Your tall crown jars are very cool. I just glazed some little honey pots with that similar shape.
I wish you could send some rain my way. Today it's supposed to be 100° in my neck of the desert.

Dennis Allen said...

The pasta jars are a great idea! They fit well around the other taller pots in the kiln.I like the tall thin knob best. Hope they sell well.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Oooh, I love the pasta jars! Do you ever make little jars with holes for keeping garlic fresh?

We love fingerlings/new potatoes with butter and lots of fresh tarragon.