Friday, March 27, 2009
It's 11:30 pm and a long day and I'm at the studio until 2am with a hobo campfire going outside the firebox to preheat some work that went in green.
We started this morning by unloading Denny's sculpture from the bisque kiln.
This is 600 lbs of clay plus a Koeler kiln shelf from the toilet factory. Three pieces like this are now loaded with the aid of rollers into the double wide. With them pushed to the side wall it left enuff room for a skinny Crista to weasel down beside and place my pieces. Denny and Christa spent probably 4 hours in the firebox feeding and places pieces. I got some prime real estate right near the firebox so I'm a happy camper. On six pieces there is not an inch of space between the top of the vessel and the arch. We have several tons of clay in the kiln and tons, and tons, and tons of wood to put thru this kiln this weekend. Wish us luck!!!