Thursday, March 27, 2008
Yay for new kiln!!!!!
I finally went to Georgetown to get my new kiln! It was given to me by my grandmother who no longer makes her beautiful porcelain dolls. She had previously given me the smaller kiln that I had been using like mad, and she recently decided to give me her bigger computer controlled kiln. The new kiln is exactly twice the size of my old one, so I should be able to make more and larger pots. She also sent a huge box full of kiln posts! I can fit soooo much stuff in there that I can't wait to get to work filling it! I am going to do a glaze firing in it this weekend--most of the work is being re-fired, so unless it overfires by a lot, I'm not too worried. She didn't use it very often, so it is in pristine condition. I'm going to put in some witness cones to do a temp check, but I'm pretty sure it should go just fine. I can't wait to start using some ramp hold firings so that I can get rid of some of my pinhole problems.
I've got my first show coming up on April 12th called 'April in Meggett.' It is a small show, but from what I've heard, it gets a pretty decent turnout. I hope that it goes well and that I sell some stuff. I don't have any expectations, so I don't think I will be disappointed either way.
Oh yeah, the dog in the picture is my wonderful puggle Layla. She's just a bit crazy--caught her eating clay a couple of times. :)