We do get some good sunrises here, especially if there are dust or smoke clouds from Australia. This is not a sunrise, but it was a photo my friend took of the inside of one of my copper lustered raku bowls. The flash went off automatically and...
This is a little copper red and blue chun test bowl. Not sure if I really like it, but the blue colouring was quite spectacular over the copper red.
It has been a very busy week. Managed to clean bottoms of pots yesterday morning and load the kiln in the afternoon. It took until 10pm to get the kiln fully loaded (no afternoon tea break and evening meal at the kiln). Didn't get as far as bricking up the door until this morning. Chopped and split firewood this afternoon. It was a gray day, and a fine rain for several hours. Lit a small fire in the firebox at 5.30 this evening to take the chill off the kiln. Not sure if I'll be starting the firing in the wee small hours of the night, or comparatively late at 6am. We have our studio open tomorrow afternoon from 1pm to 5pm, and I am not sure if to try to have the firing over with by 1pm, or to aim to finish a couple of hours after we close. The last two hours are the hardest and it is useful to have Laura around in case I need more wood in a hurry or simply a quick cup of tea to keep me going. To finish before we open would mean a 11pm start tonight which is only 2 hours away! As quite a lot of days in a row have been 12 to 14 hour days with no let up I think that I will attempt some sleep. I seem to manage on 5 hours most nights now, and feel really good if I get 6.
Must away now. Hopefully the next photos will be of the firing.