Well, I'm still here. I've been really busy the last few weeks and I kept thinking that I needed to blog but it was low on my priority list. Work on the house is about 80% complete. There is a photo below of our living room, we knocked out the wall between the living room and the kitchen and we're building a half wall that will support bench seating for a table in the dining area. I still have to do the trim work in both rooms and we're very slowly scraping glue off the bedroom floor so we can sand it and finish it(it's heart pine.)
Don't they look ferocious?
I made some pots this last week and have loaded up the salt kiln. I'm short on platters and yunomi for a show this weekend so I thought I'd knock some out before then. Firing on Wednesday but have to be there on Friday by 3....the pots might still be a little warm. The show is the Llano Estacado Wine and Clay Festival just outside Lubbock, so if you're in the area come drop by.
Ang asked how the homemade castable we used in the salt kiln has held up. We've only fired it once and it seemed to hold up just fine. I'm not expecting much long term but for now it's fine.
I have several ideas for content I just need to get the time to blog it. I'm teaching a summer class right now and I have several advanced students. Since it's only 5 weeks it's fairly intensive time-wise. One of these days things will get back to normal, oh crap...what if this is normal? Yikes, better go.