Left Naples yesterday at 4am and here I am in Ontario the next day and we just finished loading a sweet load of pots for an anagama firing that will last until Saturday night. There was a day when a younger me would fire the wood kiln for 32- 38 hours solo. Bring it on! Sock it to me! Let’s sweat bullets! Let’s rumble! Yes sir! Not interested in giving 75%. I want 100% or a little more.. I taught myself to lean against a tree and sleep soundly for 3- minutes between loading the firebox. Pots and wood firing is not a social for me. It’s business! It’s not who brought the samosas? Oh, I brought the potato salad! Oh, isn’t this the most wonderful baklava! I have a dinner to go to and oh I have to have 12 hours sleep. This is a commitment you make to your pots and in the case of a 4 day firing it is covering the backs of your teammates. A wood firing is a rumble. It is not a social! It is hard sweaty work that makes you hurt where you used to play.
Danny Boy I’m still talkin’ to ya. Yes we came from the same side of the tracks. When a friend is in a rumble you be there! Hear what I say??????