Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Serving your detention
This is what happens when you just sit in on a class and don't do the homework. If you're really interested the teacher makes you do the work after class. I was teaching throwing at Metchosin and lurking in on the Master Glaze class. When Robin put himself to sleep during his own lecture the class poured cocktails and put on smiles.
Today Sheila and I started to do the glaze homework that Robin sent me. We spent 4 hours on our feet doing 100 test tiles of 2 glazes with 7 colourant additions of 6 different percentages and 4 oxide brush strokes. This is going to translate into a lot of information. We have 18 more glazes to do-oh my aching feet.
Robin sent me an nice little flat knife for dividing 10 grams of oxides into a grouping of 6 and I splurged and bought a little digital scale for $50. We will fire the tests this weekend with a load of pots for the showroom.