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Monday, April 18, 2016

well, those turned out pretty well….

The wife returns from her travels today.  4-5 days gone, have I accomplished ENOUGH?  Maybe.
Yesterday I didn't go anywhere or do anything exciting except mix glazes.  My least favorite of all pottery tasks (although on SUCH A PRETTY DAY being outside is welcome).  It is dirty and dusty, and I mix them in our basement dungeon, and clean up in the adjacent back yard.  THAT is why I do not mix them half the year, winter!  You may have guessed if you have been watching that I had mixed a TON of a certain favored light green last November….

It is dark and dirty in the basement, as I say, and the very last thing I did was dump 5 ounces of a colorant in a glaze mix.  It looked insanely bright, like the glaze has never before appeared, so I rechecked the recipe…which calls for .5 ounces.  HOLY CATS that is a HUGE difference.  I remember school teachers telling us to write numbers under one as 0.5, because then you will always notice the decimal point, DUH! DuhduhduhDUH.  Anyway, it is also amusing, potentially, maybe I am about to test and discover some wicked cool new glaze???????????? The results will be out of the kiln in a couple of days...

New vases from the kiln firing a day ago, HOT STUFF right?

Have a great Monday!


smalltownme said...

It will be exciting to see how the mystery glaze works. Keep us posted!

Emily SIL said...

Yes, Can't wait to see how the new glaze looks.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Can't wait to see the SUPER glaze. Those flowers are beautiful.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Yes. Sadly decimal points are very important....especially when writing those checks to the IRS. LOL
Lovely vases Gary!!

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