That’s what we’re doing today.  Such a relief.  Even turned off the air conditioning … it’s a wee bit warm upstairs, but I hear it’s going down to 19* tonight … 17* tomorrow night.

 

Good thing too, because it was taking forever for the kiln to cool down.  I peaked in last night at 395*, but I had to put the lid right back down … don’t want to crack the brick in that expensive oven!  It was a bit of a nail-biter.  Everything was done with freshly made glazes, and a little experimentation, so I was worried that everything would end up either off the pots or just darn ugly.  Luckily, only a few really ugly ones (sacrifices to the kiln gods) that I’d rather not share …

Green Mugs -- with touch of gold!

Green Mugs — with touch of gold!

Green bowl.

Green bowl.

Pate dishes.

Pate dishes.

 

 

 

Today my house is filling up with little people — three nephews — and we’re heading out to the movies tonight (Pete’s Dragon in 3D.  I hear it’s very scary), and onto the museum in Trenton tomorrow with all of the airplanes, etc.  I thought that should amuse a bunch of boys … maybe ice cream and chips will work into the equation as well.  Who knows?  It’s another one of those days when it’s not all about the pots.  About family instead.  Now that I’m on the other side of sixty, have to keep reminding these youngsters that I’m still here and can sort of keep up!

 

Hope you’re having a great day!

Susan