Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A Good Cry Before Breakfast
The kiln is loaded for a bisque before breakfast and it's firing now. I wanted to get it started since I fire slow for the bisque. I didn't really have enough for a packed full load, but I needed to make some room in the drying cabinets. The green tile with the orange flowers is super thin, we shall see.
I'm anxious to see how some of the mugs and cups do in the firing; to see if my seams hold. I only made one angel now I wish I'd made more. She's holding a bowl, she must a potter angel. Oh, maybe I'll make more angels holding various pieces of pottery. Ha.
I bumped the roof of this cabin on the shelf above as I was taking it out and the side cracked off. I couldn't help but cry with all the work I put into it; it had dried so nicely. I'll have to make a few of these next time and then if one breaks it won't be so disappointing. When you only make one of something it seems a harder blow to take if it breaks. I may fire it next time anyway and see if I can glue the piece on.
Normally I use the self supporting cones. What are these type of cones for? They are thinner and don't have the base on the bottom. I seem to have gotten the wrong type several months ago and just noticed it now. Can I use them in a cone pack? Off to get my first cup of coffee, which I really need right now. I've got some pieces I finally got around to getting 'ready'; I'll take some photos soon, so stay tuned. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.