Yesterday I mixed over 1000 lbs. of dry clay into a slip and pumped it into the racks to begin drying to throwing consistancy. This took several hours. At the end Sarah came out and commented that I looked like Pigpen (from the Peanuts strip). I confirmed by slapping my shorts and creating a large dust cloud.
Today I will unload the kiln. I have peeped in and the pots look good. Knock on wood.
I am reading a few different things right now. Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke. A Potter in Japan, Bernard Leach. And The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Umberto Eco. More on these later. Off for a walk then to work. I am getting started a bit late today, but who cares, after all it is Friday!
A run of tricky Commissions
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