man the last couple weeks have been nuts! family in from out of town for thanksgiving, always a good time but LOUD with all the younguns lol... and this week i've been a glazing, firing fool. i've got a booth at the local christmas stroll on saturday and i've been trying to get as much stuff ready as i can. so far this week i'm on glaze load #3! i have time for one more and hopefully i'll be able to fit the rest of my stuff in the last load. keep those fingers crossed! can't take too much more glazing right now anyway, my shoulder feels like it's about ready to fall off and i'm glazing pots in my dreams!
With any luck i'll be able to spend friday at my wheel, it's been a couple weeks since i've worked w/ actual wet clay and i'm getting itchy. I do have to take pictures of all my stuff though so in all likelyhood that's what i'll be doing on friday. so i should have some pictures to post soon. i need to get to work on my website too, but that'll have to wait till next week at the soonest. i'll get it all done one day, but for now i'm just doing the best that i can.
I've been working w/ a manual kiln and it's just cooling off too fast to get the results i want from my glazes. i'd love to be able to catch it at the end of the firing cycle and add in a bit of a soak at least, but w/o fail i always miss it. i'm lucky it i make sure the kiln sitter did it's job. the grumpy baby's crying, my son is into somethign he shouldn't be which happens ALOT, my daughter needs help w/ her homework, i just plain forgot about it... the list of distractions goes on and on. not least is the fact that it's about 3*F and falling outside right now and my kiln is in our unheated, uninsulated garage. BURRRrrr.... we have a 3 bay garage and it's supposedly all mine, but the bikes, toys, boxes, and tools have taken over at least 1/2 the space. so on the honey-do list is putting in a wall up and insulating 1 bay for my studio. and install a kiln controller and envirovent on my kiln. can't wait... right now i'm set up in teh spare bedroom but it's tiny and just not cutting it and i'm spilling out into the dining room and kitchen. not to mention the kiln is down 1 1/2 flights of stairs from the house. i really need my studio...
so much for a quick break and getting back to work. i can barely keep my eyes open. guess working till 1am all week is catching up w/ me. i'm off to bed!