Thursday, December 16, 2010

Plenty of Time for Study & Planning

The weather is nasty cold and its an excellent  time 
to find all those informative books about kilns, clay, and how to do this 
and that. I have found a
mailing list that oh, so informative. Google books has some excellent publications 
that are the full text.
There are 3 of them that I am studying right now.
1. Pottery Making by
John Webb
2. Studio Pottery by
Fredrick Hurten Rhead and last but not least
3. Clay Work by
Katherine Morris Lester
All three are excellent and have there place in my bookshelf, which is a little
different from most folks, I keep the majority of my books either on my computer
or in a folder online where I can get to them anytime I need them, whether I'm
online or not.

You all work on those while I go design the first of 3 kilns.  One for Jewelry (glass beads), one for dolls and small loads and one for those big loads that will keep the building warm.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pulling it all Together

It seems like everything takes longer than it used too, it is all coming together though. I'm down to about 50 ceramic molds on the floor of the store. They will be going upstairs either tonight or tomorrow morning. That may sound like a lot, it is nothing when there are a total of 1013 of them. My next step after the remaining few go upstairs is to give the first floor a good scrubbing. It is extremely dusty down there right now. So, I'll be dawning my mask, and getting out the feather duster.

After that, going to build a Kiln and potters wheel, get out the clay and start playing again. Think I'll start with a Lotus Bowl and some mending that needs to be done. It's Hell getting older, time to bring some fun back into life! Come on by and join us, events beginning soon.

My next endeavor is to find or take pictures of all of them and add that info to the list, which I just put online.