Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's not Oklahoma, but........

the edge tiles

corner edge tile for the hexagonal table

numbering system for table tiles

hexagonal table
I'm firing a glaze kiln, and decided to take the thermometer out to the studio  (never a good idea; I'll get too depressed) to see just how hot it really was.  It was hot!!! about 110F.   Though a little cooler if you lay down on the floor.  -heat rises, you know.....Whew!  And that's why I don't keep a thermometer out in the studio anymore.  During the winter, it's toasty, but now, in the middle of a heat wave, it's just plain hot!  Still, I have to do some work out there. I threw 3 bowls, made 2 large and 3 small slab platters, a 4-legged bowl, a casserole, and threw 2 bottoms for more large pitchers.  This weekend I go off to another fair, and I want work to dry enough so that I can do a bisque as soon as I get back.  There's a lot of raw ware waiting on the shelves, but I thought I could turn out a few more pieces.  I am also setting up tiles for a hexagonal table---each tile is numbered before it's waxed and glazed, and extra little edge pieces are done generically, then fitted in after the firing.