Archive for November 26th, 2010

Turkey Day pots.

Friday, November 26th, 2010

As usual I spent Thanksgiving Day working. I unloaded the kiln in the morning and got the pots all carried into the shop. After eating the bird with friends I returned to the scene of the crime and spent the rest of that day pricing pots and preparing the showroom for the sale Friday and Saturday. Here are few examples of what I got.
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Yunomi
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Three pairs of round boxes.
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Footed dishes with Avery slip.
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Small coffee mugs
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Jug
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Two sides of the same pitcher.
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Two 12 inch plates.
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Graduated canister sets
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Bread Pans
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Tea bowls with Avery slip.
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Two jugs

Blazing away while the Big One rolls in.

Friday, November 26th, 2010

I spent Saturday last week glazing pots , grinding shelves and preparing wood for the firing. The National Weather Service said that a storm was to begin Saturday evening and last mostly through the following Tuesday. I thought “Great, I’ll be loading and firing the kiln in the storm.” Well, the storm didn’t really get busy until about an hour before I was through firing on Tuesday. I didn’t change my plans based on the report because I couldn’t. I was pretty much tied into the schedule and had no wiggle room. Luck was with me.
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Lee offered to help glue wads on the pots Monday as I finished glazing a few things. We got all the wadding done by noon.
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All the pots wadded and staged for loading.
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For a short time on Monday it looked like it would develop into a full on blizzard. I ran home and got my outfitter wing. It is a tarp I use on the river to shelter our kitchen.
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It took all afternoon but I finally got the kiln loaded and bricked up by about 8 pm. I was beat and went straight to bed in preparation for firing at 6 am Tuesday.
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THe firing was uneventful. Lee came down at 12:30 to take over for a little time so I could grab lunch and a power nap. That was enough to wear her out. She went home and slept the rest of the afternoon.img_2968.JPG img_2969.JPG img_2973.JPG
Rick Gate came by as he usually does and “helped” me finish off the firing. Dale Peel wandered in for a spell as well. The cones were good at about 9 pm.