Sunday, April 6, 2014

In keeping you and us

up to date with what is going on in the pottery I thought I would fill you in.
When we left off last we were in the middle of fixing the small kiln in order to fire the tiles.
The parts had come in before we took off for a week to be with our kids.
Yesterday Mark was able to repair the kiln. ( there was only a little cussing and carrying on...) and, since, this will be the first time we have done this type of a repair we are not sure enough to just set up a glaze fire and go.
The kiln was unloaded and the tiles placed aside while we readied the kiln for a bisque fire.
Right now the kiln is doing a preheat with green-ware before firing tomorrow.
We are going to turn it on in the morning and watch it more than we usually do.

 There will be no sleeping while this one is firing.

We just don't want to feel too relaxed while this one is firing, safety first, right?

Now, about firing Ms. B.
Yeah, we are back to her as well.
Tomorrow it is going to rain cats, dogs, and frogs, the plan is to let it.  There is no stopping weather, after the winter we had, we know better. Mark's plan, laugh here, is to fire no later than Wednesday, more laughter here.
One should always have hope, right?

So, here we are flying into April.
Let's see how it goes.

growing pot......s......


Linda Starr said...

Your pots look beautiful out of doors, so glad spring is here.

Dennis Allen said...

Do you take all your pots for a walk in the garden? They seem to enjoy it.

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks Linda!
Dennis, I like to take my favorites out in hope that someone wants to give them a new home...

Gail said...

You're needing lots of hope. Sending as much as I can. :-)

smalltownme said...

Such a pretty setting for your pots.

Trish said...

Growing pots amidst the daffodils!..lovely..
Good luck with the kilns.
Almost Spring here..:).

Lori Buff said...

Crossing my fingers for a good firing for you.

The pots do look beautiful in amongst the beautiful flowers.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

hahaha growing pot! gorgeous flowers :) I know what you mean about kilns, always, safety and vigilance and fingers crossed!

cookingwithgas said...

we are both firing today, finally!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

flowers and pots! both quite lovely!