On a cold winter's evening, I happened to be in my studio trying to persuade my stove to put out more heat, when.....
strange things were seen flying close to my ceiling. Just as well I had the camera at the ready! (and I do admit to a little fiddling on the computer!)
Here is a pioneering solution to getting lots of freshly made bowls to dry in a hurry. All that is needed is an old car roof rack, some old wire shelves out of a shop refrigerator, and some rope and hooks to hang it from the ceiling. Suspend above a pot belly stove, and enjoy.....
Also to be spied in the photo are a red brick supported stack of wire shelves that are on top of a cupboard. Another drying solution for those without hooks, roof rack or string! Behind the photographer (hence unseen!) is another stack of wire shelves that have jugs and more bowls on.
I managed to fit most of the small bowls into the electric kiln and bisque fire them last night. I should be able to unload them first thing tomorrow morning and start glazing.
Have been busy today getting the wood fired kiln ready for another firing. I did a bit of a reconstruction of part of the firebox and an area which takes the load of the front lot of shelves.
I must say I'm struggling a bit with tiredness (and something not right with the tummy), but I am still hopeful of doing a wood firing either Thursday, or.. more likely, Friday this week.
Thanks to those who have written in and cheered me on. Thanks too to Clair for her recent comment (and request for helpful information about wood fired kilns) on my March post about my wood fired kilns. I will try to do some basic plans of some of the more successful kilns and ideas I have played with and put them on this site. Probably next week as time permits.
Also on May 22, Azam left a comment on my April 19 Post requesting help making a transparent glaze for tiles. If you are reading this Azam, I'm happy to help if I can, but do need more details from you about the clay you use and the temperature you fire to.