Being a cheese aficionado (why did I think it's spelled with an o for the first letter) and having been inspired by Michele's cheese stones some time ago, I decided to make a cheese board to test more of my fritted stains. The board is about eleven by nine inches. Of course that's before firing and it will shrink. After final firing I plan to attach rubber bumpers on the reverse and a leather cord to hang the cheese board. As I was making the cheese board I was thinking of making a ceramic cheese knife.
Meanwhile I have a bisque load firing. On the top shelf is that large bowl I made recently. I finally remembered to load the horse sculpture I made a while ago. As I placed the horse on the shelf I was hoping the holes I made would be enough to keep it from blowing up. It's been so long since I made it I can't remember exactly what I did.
As I was loading the kiln disappoint struck. I dropped almost a full tray of buttons which I had rested on the edge of the kiln while I placed each one on a kiln shelf. A few buttons made it without breaking so at least I'll be able to see if the holes are large enough to thread through as buttons. Every firing is a gamble, a risk, a hope, and a prayer, After paying our house taxes this week, our microwave broke and isn't fixable. That must be our lump of coal for the holiday. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.