It’s been another great week… busy but really good. I can’t believe that Christmas is only twelve days away. My children are getting extremely excited at the prospect, and so am I to be honest. However, my biggest milestone has been that finally Bertha was installed after two months of waiting. It was a struggle to find an electrician prepared to do the work, but Norrie came and saved the day. She was installed on Tuesday and I did a test firing that night. It was lovely just to switch on, set a program and let the kiln get on with it. I’ve learnt so much from firing Ruby but it is a relief to not have to continually manually increase the temperature throughout the firing.
Last night was the first bisque firing and all was well this afternoon when I opened up. It’s wonderful to have so much room – she has more than five times the capacity that Ruby does. Now I just need to get everything glazed and fired again by the end of next week.
I know for some of you this is your busiest time of year, but I hope you all have a chance to step back and enjoy it too.