Monday, 14 May 2012
tired and more to do
Back home by 3pm in the sunshine, but I'm finding commuting very tiring, even with jam avoiding tactics.
This little lot are now cooling a little more before I unpack them...ok, just an excuse as I'm tired! Then I'll re-mix the glazes as they cool properly. The clear glaze especially, needs to be not too thick on the pots otherwise it crazes, and warm pots soak up more glaze.
The Commission is looking good, I've cut the door and windows, and the roof is ready to be finished. I know I should have discovered the dimensions of the lamp to be put in it before starting to make.....
I've made feet for it, but will not attach them. They will be fired in situ, which should allow the pot to shrink and move instead of sticking and cracking. I could just use placing sand, but the idea of fine silica dust about the place just does not seem very good.
Now it is just after 4.30pm, I've had a leisurely mug of coffee and a rest so here we go!!