October 14, 2008

Firing


















Well.. I'm glaze firing those teapots in my kiln now...
The above photo is of a brand new version of my kiln...
I'm too tired to go up to the studio to take a real photo of it...
I replaced all of the elements but the top one and the bisque firing worked fine...
So I am doing the glaze fire the same way... I will then replace the top element at a later point..

This morning I had this sharp sore feeling in the same place of both sides of my rib cage and thought something was wrong... Then it dawned on me..
It was from hanging into my kiln replacing those elements...
Who would have thunk it when you decide to get more and more involved with clay... You need to be creative artist, a craftsman, a cleaning lady, a plumber(sink trap) an electrician(kiln and wheel repair),a continual student,researcher,a chemist(making glazes),a weightlifter(those buckets of scrap and new boxes of clay), a marketer, a merchandizer,a camper(tent/booth set up),business person, math wiz, accountant,computer genius,gymnast(teetering on the outside edge of my kiln replacing the inside element head first)
Oh... I am sure there is more...
Frankly it's exhausting just typing about it...

When I was a fashion and print designer I took on alot of roles but...
I gotta tell ya... this is never ending... and I made decent money THEN!!!!
Good think I love this!
Addiction. It' not pretty.

2 comments:

  1. Boy, you know how to make ceramics sound attractive don't you?! :)

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  2. I disagree, your addiction is VERY Pretty!

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