Things are moving right along in the studio with a few bumps here and there. Most of the mugs for the mug sale are photographed and posted in the shop. They’ll go on sale on Sunday, January 25th at Noon eastern time. Depending on how this next firing goes, there may be a few more goodies appearing in the shop between now and then.
Depending on the next firing…. Because I “lost” an entire load of mugs and cups. Because is this ceramics and that’s the way it goes. Phooey. Plenty of seconds. What to do with them? I hate to take them to Mr. Hammer because they are functional in spite of their flawed glaze. Maybe they’ll come with me to the Greyhound Gathering in May? I would put them up online at a reduced price, but, it takes as much time to get things organized, photographed and listed in the online shop as it does to make the mugs. Humm….
Right now I’m down to one functioning kiln (and the tiny test kiln). There are two others sitting in my studio in varying stages of “project.” The old kiln, the one I started with, needs a new top row element (like heating coils). Easy fix but a pain in the butt job. I can do it, but I keep putting it off. Because what I want is a shiny new kiln. When is the time to thank the kiln for the great job in the past and send it to kiln heaven?
The other project kiln needs all new elements and a visit from the electrician. This kiln was a freebie. It is half the size of my current working kiln. I’d like to have it up and running, but I don’t want to call the electrician to work in the studio while the studio is stuffed with so much work. After the mug and memory box sale would ease my mind.
So juggling. Things are moving along. New glazes mixed today. Test tiles and boxes firing in the kiln now. All is well. Good times.