Firing 9, August 2013

Some neighbors came over on Sunday to help unload the kiln Kevin and I fired the previous weekend.  It’s always great to have some extra hands around to help.  

Here are a few of my favorites from this firing.

And there was just one really bad piece from the firing.  These conjoined twin mugs are not really what I’d intended. 

I have a couple events scheduled for September so many of these pieces will be available at those events.  See the sidebar for info on my upcoming events.

Have a great week.

Everyone Needs Help

I unloaded the kiln this morning bright and early. The berry bowl on the bottom edge of the photo above was an item ordered as a Mother’s Day gift so it was pretty critical that the kiln be unloaded today so they could pick it up. It it weren’t so cold here it might have even been warm yet when it gets picked up. That’s always fun selling a piece that is still warm from the kiln.

And I had lots of help with the unloading this morning. Snuffles the Wonder Mutt was in the studio since it was cold and wet outside. Her helping involved me throwing her squeaky toy between unloading every couple pots. She loves to be helpful that way.

Here’s a sampling of the pots that come out of the kiln today. I especially liked the Iron Red oblong vase near the back of the grouping.

Next I’m off to a plant sale southeast of New Trier Minnesota to pick up some additional perennials to put around the studio.