It has been awhile! I've decided to add some of my cake work to my gallery. (I am always creating...just not always in clay!) I will add some photos of some of my new clay work in the near future. My newest clay pieces are exploring a new direction! Still leaves, but more of an actual picture.
Fired the kiln. No trouble with the firing, but.....DUH!!! It's going to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r to cool down!!
I went out to start the kiln last night, and when it knocked the breath out of me how hot it was at 9pm, I decided.....maybe tomorrow!
It's tomorrow, and if you can believe it, it's supposed to be as hot--but with a higher heat index--117--today! I think I'm going to try to find a space helmet so I can breath! JK. I am going to start my kiln today. I am interested to see how the heat affects the firing. I've never had to give much thought to how the heat affects a firing! Conversely, I've given A LOT of thought to how the extreme cold affects it. (It's actually more of an issue for the computer on the kiln than the kiln.) BTW, the pieces I made two days ago have not even begun to dry. I think they--like most people--are refusing to do any work, and are simply conserving energy until the heat breaks! (The break comes on Thursday!! Yea!!)
I think I will begin to pack up my studio today. That is going to be a huge challenge! Since I have done quite a bit of teaching, I have a number of kids pieces on my shelves! Each one of them is precious but space is becoming a premium!! (If you've ever been in my studio, I know you are probably saying, "Becoming?!! You've been out of space for years!!") I have rented a storage space just for Altaredartist, so even though I won't know where anything specific is, at least I'll know where it generally is!
My awesome system administrator uploaded new photos for me. They are in the gallery tab.