When you go to the wheel…

… and forget everything. One tiny bit at a time. First was the best so not a total loss but man! Little by little until I knew nothing. And not in the good way where you are in the zone and just do it, more like my brain just farted. LoL! It’s a new wheel so I’ll be at it again and again until it does my bidding. I guess it’s best to step away for the night though. 

  

Good Times at the Wheel

Clay is a beautiful beautiful thing. We collaborate with nature and refine it and shape it and then offer it to the flame. If you are lucky, it will give you something back that will last a lifetime.

I’ve been turning out some decent work after a hard few weeks. Its good to get going and I’m maintaining some momentum. I had a success with my Terra Sigillata experiment and I’m really liking some of these new shapes I’m designing.

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I also made some small hand jewelry plates, which if the clay cooperates with the heat of the kiln it wont bubble or blister. I’m planning to bisque a looooong cone 04 to burn out as much junk as I can and glaze fire to cone 5. I think I’ll do it in two batches as I don’t want to risk them all in the same load.

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“Good Burn”

I’m sick in bed still and trying to recover and work out a few other things. Jay told me to think happy thoughts and then sent me a pic of the kiln opening today though so that I can have something to look forward to.  I spy some promising gems in here. Thanks Jay!