March 2011 - Random Thoughts

3/1/2011 - 8 baskets in 2 weeks - on a roll with 3 bisque kilns fired. Bought a snow blower yesterday so I can get to the kilns and make the driveway passable.

3/5/2011 - Here is one of the new baskets. Trying to work in multiples of 4 for each basket form. It gets tedious by the time I get to the fourth one.

New Basket

3/6/2011 - 2 more baskets in the works as well as ramekins. The studio is filled with pots and there is still snow in front of the kiln. Got some of it blown away and shoveled yesterday - more of that today.

3/8/2011 - Slant sided basket finished today. The latest, but not the greatest.

Slanted Basket

3/11/2011- 16 baskets finished in the last 3 weeks. 6 are in the bisque kiln and 10 are waiting for their turn to be fired.

3/20/2011 - last week was a glazing marathon - 127 pieces for the gas kiln. Fired it Friday in a bad wind storm. Got a few pieces out yesterday including this copper red.

Copper Red

3/28/2011 - new pitcher form I am working on. The geometry was daunting - ever tried to figure out the circumference of an oval?



Carbon trap shinos on stoneware from the last firing.



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