Monday, 28 June 2010
I know that sound and its usually not my work making it...silly me i needed to fire up something quickly this afternoon. Some very small backing pieces as i'm short a set for my tiles to hang from and they were bone dry but i thought hey why not put in a couple of tiles which turned into 4 that i had in the studio and well done me i blew up 3 of them!! who hoo!! My lil raku kiln is difficult to control at the bottom end of the firing and as i put in 2 slithers of wood off they took and pop...pop.... then later pop!!!! well i knew that was at least 3 so slowly went up from 200C to 300C for the next hour then 400C and slowly again to 500C and no probs after that...
It was freezing outside today and i placed the kiln in the shelter around the side of my studio on 10 slab pavers...the idea being that it would be easier on the knees and my neck loading it a little higher.. i also happened to blow up my fav piece of white on white landscape tile.. oh well i make em, i break em!!
The market was lovely yesterday i think all the rain on saturday gave us the relief for market day..
It was very cold and clothing layers are not to be understated on these wintery days..and apart from the cold lentil pie all went well...I think if it is at all possible more peeps keep turning up every month..
Tomorrow is drop off day for The SA Ceramics show and the opening is friday night and I'm very much looking forward to this show. So have a great week all, more pics later this week i hope..