This has been my morning commute lately. My brother-in-law came by and dug me out Saturday. I can drive down, but I like getting some sort of exercise. It's nice to see what kind of animal tracks are being left as well, I just hope I don't run into that fox face to face!
I thought this quote kind of fit my kiln opening experience this time.
I was very excited to open the kiln and find out how my test glazes went. To my surprise, the bird-feeders that were an the top shelf fell over during the firing process like a bunch of dominoes - and here I expected them to come out perfectly! I could separate the two on left but they still had some marks on them that would send them to my bargain bin shelf - and I just emptied that! The three on the right are stuck together like Siamese triplets! I may keep it for myself. It reminds me of some kind of bizarre instrument.
Here's how my test tiles came out. I made my notes and came to the conclusion that I liked how the mason stains looked. I ordered some more today in the color pallet that I was looking for. I'm looking forward to trying out the next batch and feel like I'm getting closer to the mark. All this testing is taking up a lot of time and making me feel not very productive because I don't really have anything to show for all my work. Time to get back on the wheel and get something done that I'm comfortable doing.
I have some decals to make up for my mugs and I got a couple dozen bowls made up and trimmed. More bowls on the menu for tomorrow. I'm looking forward to some girlfriend time tonight at Bunko!