Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Non believers





I put the word out and asked you to show me your kiln gods and kiln devils. Only Tracey Broome sent me her raku sacrificial lama. Maybe the raku folks inhaled when they were young like I did. I'm so superstitious about my kiln gods I have a horseshoe and a helmet from the Koren war on our wood kiln. The kiln is named Cassius Clay as it floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. I have needed the luck and the helmet when the wood is wet and the weather foreboding.
Just so you don't think I actually do sacrifice lambs and virgins before each firing I thought I'd show the book I just read after Christmas- R. Crumb's The Book of Genesis. This was the hardest read I've suffered thru in a looooooong time. The illustrations are the work of a genius.

3 comments:

John Bauman said...

I missed your call for kiln charms. I don't how to send you an image, but I wrote about the bead in my flue here...

http://baumanstoneware.blogspot.com/2009/09/kiln-muse.html

Tracey Broome said...

Inhaled? A bit maybe :)
I love my kiln llama and it brings me many happy firings. I know there are other kiln guardians out there, send them in you guys!!!!

ladyofclay said...

Hey Tony, Glad to see you know the proper way to hang a horse shoe !
Colleen