Thursday, November 29, 2012
The only bummer was that while I was sanding the bottoms of the pieces, I dropped a brie baker onto two yarn bowls. The brie baker didn't break but it broke two really nice yarn bowls. This is a double bummer because I have had a hard time making these pieces fast enough.
This handled coffee table bowl was a special order by a customer at the Shelby show and it came out beautifully. It took me three tries to get it to finished size of 16 inches. I wasn't sure how much shrinkage was going to play a part in size. This bowl started at 18 inches, then shrunk to 17 inches before it even went into the kiln. It barely fit into my 7 cu ft kiln.
Next week I will be going to the John C. Campbell Folk School. I will be taking a course from Sylvia Coppola. My mom will be rooming with me and she will be taking copper enameling. I am so looking forward to this, since we signed up 6 months ago, it seems like it will never get here. Hopefully I will come home with all kinds of new ideas.
While I am gone, my son Tarick will be taking over my shipping duties. This is a little scary for me to turn this over to him but I didn't want to shut down my online shop during the busiest season of the year. When I get back I need to glaze one more load. I have 2 more platters to finish for a dinnerware set I started a few months ago, plus I am sure that I will need more items to post online.