Saturday, February 23, 2013

I'm getting ready for the bisque firing of this figure, I'll turn it on in a couple of hours.  I never fire a half full kiln, so there are also a fair number of pots in here as well.  My kiln has rarely felt small to me, but loading this work made it seem smaller than it has in a long time.  I really had no idea how large the figure I was making was, until I measured it to put in here.  I had some idea that I could fit a tall shelf under the figure, but when I went to load I realized that she is only a couple of inches shorter than the kiln.  I going to keep my fingers crossed for this firing.  This kiln has been unreliable in the past for bisque firings (the kiln sitter likes to stick).  Some day I'm going to get a computer controller for the kiln, although they have their problems too.  Still it would give me finer control for glaze firings.  Anyhow, fingers crossed.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Work in progress for Transplants a show of recent work from the faculty and staff of the SCAD ceramics department. (Yves Paquette, Mitzi Davis, and me)  The show will be one of the concurrent exhibitions for NCECA in Houston.  It will be one of several exhibitions at the Winter Street Studios.  

This means I have less than five weeks to finish this piece and get everything else together.  Aaaaagh!  This piece will have a stool to sit on,and a large piece of hand printed fabric to be sewing covered in slip cast forms.  Fingers crossed that it all works out.  So on that note, time to stop writing and get out into the studio.