Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Many miles to go

 We had a show in Virginia that we went to and it was hot, hot, hot. It was a grim reminder of what it is like to go to an outside show.
The best part is we were able to see our daughter and her family.
We brought back a few pots and left a few behind us.
We are back on the wheels and the slab roller getting ready for the next firing in Ms. B.
We are continuing to figure out how best to use the smaller kiln. We talk now and again about firing the big kiln, but then we just fall back to Ms. B
Rather than beat our heads against the kiln wall we are looking for glazes that will work for us, rather than trying to make the old ones work and not getting the results we want.
The other day it occurred to me that this might just be a good time to make a change. Go with it rather than fight against it.
 So on we go.

I am making the drive over to teach one day a week now instead of the three that I had been doing. The school finally hired a program head and I am very happy to hand things off and only teach my one day. Sometimes we need to make a step aside and it was time for me to do that.
I have a great class and feel very lucky to have this new challenge.

 Wet pots waiting....
Salt jars drying.



Dennis Allen said...

I think after the initial tweaking, it makes a lot of sense to fire the kiln you have and understand it's quirks than to chase unicorns you may never catch.

cookingwithgas said...

you are a wise man- thanks.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Wonderful green glazed and carved pieces!

Gail said...

Love the salt jars...but how does salt fare in your humid climate? Are there lids?, corks? or do you have to put a layer of rice in the bottom?