On Saturday, I opened the kiln to see the results of my mid-fire glazing.
The whole lot ruined.
I've been having kiln "issues", and the plates flattened to discs and bloated to resemble frisbees.
Market potentials no more.
Sigh. Oh well. $#*t happens sometimes when a kiln is involved. And, operator error.
Chalked up to experience and moving on.
Hubby had fun smashing some of them with a hammer. I had to stop him going back for more.
Men... boys at heart, and can be destructive to boot - if you give them free rein, lol.
Over the past few days, I've been glazing my next batch for the upcoming markets.
Today, they were loaded into the kiln and are firing away as I
This lot is earthenware, and cross fingers the results will be successful :)
In the meantime, I have linen, lace, bits n bobs out on the table by my sewing machine ready to create some lavender goodies.
I feel distracted and scattered.
So, after a cup of coffee and chocolate, and with Jack's soft, silver-blue fur keeping my toes warm, I've followed my muse - appropriately named "Alice" - down some rabbit holes into internet wonderland....
A diabolical, dangerous yet deliciously distracting and often inspirational world, where I tumble from one perilously time wasting photographic pinboard to another, until I'm lost and far from home. And, the "what needs to be done", is forgotten in a mind-fog.
Fortunately, I'm pretty controlled about looking online when home duties, clay, art, market prep etc. require attention.
But, the Gemini in me can be easily led astray in weaker moments :)
And this morning is one of them.
I should definitely be doing something far more constructive, or, at least, read a good book. But, that part of my brain won't stay still and I crave visual stimulation.
I guess I'm nervously awaiting the final hour or so of firing and hopping up regularly to time the "soak" after the cone has dropped before turning it off - it's a fickle electric.
Market day is next weekend, and this lot needs to be successful.
So, everything else is taking a back seat til I turn the kiln off.
In the meantime, do you wonder what I've been ooohing and ahhing over?
Probably not, I'm sure :)
If you are though, well, I'll spare you the multitudes I've seen, but, come with me for a short tumble and I'll show you just a few Pinterest pictorials.
Alice and the white rabbit are waiting.
Down, down, down ....
|light, space, warmth... bliss :)|
Pretty in Purple
For the love of
Okay, ready to return to the real world?
And for me, a return to the kiln.
That was fun! Thanks for coming along and keeping me company :)
Must do it again sometime.