It’s been an odd ten days – full of highs and lows.
The week before last I really felt like I’d made progress with my throwing. However when I glaze fired my pieces at the end of the week, they did not come out how I had planned. That’s not to say that I’m completely disappointed… there are positives too… but I’m having a problem with my clay colour. It should fire to almost white, but instead all my pieces are coming out cream. I’ve used the exact same clay before (extra white stoneware) so I don’t think the problem is there. I’m not sure wether it’s a something to do with my older kiln. I’d be grateful for any advice.
Then there was my glorious trip to London. What a treat, and a definite high.
The last few days I’ve been throwing jugs… experimenting with lips… and trying a little more Mishima. What’s not to like? But, I’m desperately waiting for my new kiln to be installed and then hopefully as a result some more consistent firings. Trying to get an electrician up here is proving to be very difficult – it’s been weeks. Bertha is just sitting there, reeking of potential.
I’m just looking forward to the day when I open my new kiln and I’m delighted with everything. Does that ever happen?