Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Triangulation

Just finished throwing an order for 20 triangular shaped bowls. They are to be used as centerpieces for a luncheon. As per standard operating procedure for custom orders, I have made extra  - 4 or 20%. Custom orders always have some issue so it's better to over throw and prepare for the accidents that can occur. Of course when I am just making things with no specific order in the pipeline - nothing goes wrong. These pots are not near the end of their journey. Bisque - Prep- Glaze - Re-Fire - Pack and deliver.
drying on top of a warm kiln

The dangers that lie ahead.
  • one or two might yield a crack
  • could drop one loading into the kiln
  • glaze job gets messed up
  • general kiln god sacrifices

NOW I CAN REST

2 comments:

  1. Super cool looking. Can't wait to see them when they are done. Hope the kiln god will be kind this time around.

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  2. Firing always makes me nervous, sometimes though you just have to close the lid and hope for the best. Good luck!

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