In anticipation of the QAGOMA Winter Design Market, I (and the kiln) have been in overdrive. This morning before I went to my teaching job I checked the kiln and there was an error message saying that the kiln had 'fired too long'. Aaaarggghh, not what you want to see from a brand new kiln with a full load. It had cooled down by the time I got home from work and there was that scary moment of cracking the door open... and then relief that everything looked more than fine - yah!! I did learn another thing today though - if you make a set of something and you want them to look the same, make them from the same batch of clay!
Saturday, 5 July 2014
Some time ago I posted some photos of my first wheel thrown pots. I am progressing slowly as I only get to go on the wheel once a week at pottery class, but I am quite happy with the shapes I am getting. I have such an admiration for potters who can make a whole set of things the same size!! All decorated and glazed I think these pots make great little succulent and cactus planters.