16 November 2010

Rainy Days and Tuesdays...

...are perfect for kiln loading. Wadding doesn't dry out! What a gift! I'm working long hours and, as ever, enjoying the exquisite pain of assembling the 3 dimensional puzzle that we call a kiln. My back aches and I can't wait to get back to it tomorrow! 
The last pots for this firing...combing and pouring
 Here's a series of photos showing the top layer being loaded with a bunch of birds and odds and ends.It's 24" to the top o' the arch here.

I think I count 9 birds.
This is the first chamber two shelves deep. One more stack to go in front.
I loaded the  half of the second chamber before heading home.
As I was locking the gate the light from the jeep on the leaves was lovely. 


Hollis Engley said...

The rain's arrived here on the Cape, Daniel. I'm packing my own kiln right now, a significantly less massive job than your own. Should be fully loaded tomorrow afternoon. We should talk.

gz said...

I'll have to tell my fellow packer (Rosemary Cochrane) today about the wadding!
At least good weather is forecast for the weekend here, dry and cold, when we hope to fire.

Hannah said...

I can't wait to see those birds come out, they are just the business.
Today the rain is here too, and plenty of it! You can have some back if you would like Dan.

cookingwithgas said...

those birds just make me smile... best on firing-
Your kiln is a thing of beauty!

Anna M. Branner said...

Those birds! All standing so straight and brave! Cant wait to see them. Here's to a great firing!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Your pots look so lovely before they are even fired. I can't wait to see them post-kiln!

Ice pack for the back, perhaps?

Dennis Allen said...

Slow roasted bird for Thanksgiving. A holiday tradition.That kiln is so gorgeous that I love it whenever you share pictures of it.