6lb finger wipe and slip trailed grasses fat jug.
So this morning after some procrastinating of cups of tea and talking to my mum about an order she wants to place and some wrapping of parcels and ringing of couriers and checking on my bat that has taken up residence outside the workshop who I think is obviously very unwell or a bit of an outcast being as he is living on a white wall in broad daylight and hasn’t moved much for a few days. (He is breathing though but he doesn’t say much.) Well after all that I went and un-bricked the kiln.
On the right, slip trail white on white 6lb fat jug with tree and lettering
Dan Finnegan pots slipped by me.
Eventually I did unpack it. At first I was really fed up with it all. The last firing had been so good and so anything after that was bound to disappoint me I suppose. Anyway it’s not bad at all. It is much cooler down the bottom but at the top I was firing to 02 and I know my clay and glaze will take more heat than that so next time (yes I am now thinking next time, I had a half hour where I was thinking bugger it I’ll take the whole thing down and go back to the electric kiln, but that passed fairly quickly this time) I’ll fire a cone or ish hotter at the top.
Sweetie fat impressed mug
There’s some real lovelies, more of the mugs from the 50 mugs project, the last of them were in here, and some wee fat jugs and lots of tapered jugs and lots of great toasty tasty pancheons that I like rather a lot now that I have had time to digest them a little.
Three new slip trailed mugs
So I have some new pots for the exhibition later this week and for Potfest too. And I have plans for the next firing though the actuality of that is going to have to wait a while, till after Potfest and after I’ve finished some orders and after Paul and me have had a holiday.