Yesterday while I was waiting for plates I made to firm up, I started using leftover slab cutoffs. I keep the leftover slab cutoffs on a board covered with a piece of plastic underneath and on top of the slabs wrapped tightly. I can stack several boards of plastic cutoffs keeping them fresh for several days before they dry out. I made these three bud vases.
I made some round toothpick holders but I confess I like the square ones I made previously much butter. We shall see how they turn out holding toothpicks; two may be a little too short. I still have more cutoffs to use up.
After I made these four plates I set them on the porch solarium to firm up. I got so carried away with making the bud vases and toothpick holders I didn't check the plates. When I tested them, they were almost too firm to pounce using my wood form. I must remember to multi-task while I'm working, checking work and the kiln temperature while it's cooling off.
As the day wound down, I unloaded the kiln and thankfully all work was fine. I'll post a few photos of the bisque ware tomorrow. Today I'll be glazing a kiln load of leaf dishes, butter dishes, pinch bowls, a few vases and toothpick holders. The leftover slab cutoffs will have to wait for another day to be used. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.