Sunday, September 8, 2013

Waiting

I find the hardest part of firing my kiln is waiting for it to cool.  For some reason I generally fire at night, then have to torment myself waiting for the kiln to cool enough to open it.  Yesterday I did some work outside, but spent most of my afternoon watching Game of Thrones and the evening watching Argo.....a nail biter even though we knew the ending! 

I am, as of now, changing my habits and firing early in the day.  Then when it turns off I can wait late afternoon and all night without peeking.  Sometimes the small, obvious changes are the hardest to put into practice.

I have only opened a few shelves but so far so good.  I finally managed to find space for the dragon and the sea horse.  They've been sitting on my shelves for ages saying, "What about us?"


This firing was a little odd as I didn't discover that the bottom switch was off until the kiln had been going for two hours.  It's all bisque on the bottom so everything should be fine.

This is a short post as I want to get it onto Mud Colony.  Take a look and see what is going on around the world in clay.

We're having a clear, dry, sunny sunday.  Nice for hanging laundry out to dry.  I have my toes crossed for this weather to continue well into October.

Enjoy the day, and, as always, thanks for stopping by.......*s*

16 comments:

  1. Waiting is the hardest part! I think it's so cool that you can fire bisque and glaze in the same load. Great for when you have a piece that you need finished quickly.

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    1. Hi Michele....It's one of the neat things about doing everything at the same temp.

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  2. I know about those what about me pots....I am glad that they are in.

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    1. Hi Meredith....I think we all have them....I'm trying to find them all!

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    1. Hi Linda....I'm pleased with the dragon; he's staying here.

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  4. We always start the kiln early morning, and open it next morning, so, like you, we don't have to wait. : )

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    1. Hi Midori...Daytime firing makes so much sense; now it'e my schedule too

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  5. Dearest Suzi,
    So glad your dragon and seahorse made it IN too this time... They must have felt awfully abandoned all that time.
    So funny as it is strictly floor-size related I know.
    Best wishes for your new schedule.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....The left behind animal pieces are far more guilt inducing than regular pots. I think it's because I give them back stories as I work on them.

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  6. I'm currently waiting for an anagama kiln to cool. It's going to be a long week. I hope your firing is successful all the way to the bottom.

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  7. Hi Lori...I was most pleased with the results. Now to glaze.
    Cooling a anagama....I think I'd have to leave the premises!

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  8. You are doing a lot of beautiful things. I like the dragon.

    Hugs

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    1. Hi Elna...Drogon has become part of the family.

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  9. I KNOW! So hard to wait and see what is in there, even HOT!

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    1. Hi Gary....I have to sit on my hands to keep from opening the kiln too soon.

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