Ahhhh, I love summer break. I’ve been using as much of my time off as possible in the clay studio. I just completed a round of glazing and the kiln just passed 1000 degrees. I should have enough stuff for a 2nd firing if I get some of the big bowls glazed. I’ve actually been so busy doing other things that I put this blog entry on hold for almost two months. It was originally going to be Clay Studio Notes from May 2014.
It’s no secret that I love garage sales. Mostly because I can usually find something useful for, well, garage sale prices. Here are the latest items that I dug up from a couple different locations.
My grandma brought me a box full of cookie cutters. There are a lot of cool shapes and some of them are antiques! I should be able to come up with something interesting to do with them. Does anyone need a camel ornament?
My dad brought me a sandwich bag full of iron oxide. He didn’t know anything specific about it but I can’t wait to use it and see what it does.
I put in an order to Clay King a while ago. I picked up another half kiln shelf, a set of plate stackers, a couple kiln posts and another trimming tool. I’ve only used the trimming tool a couple times but it’s okay. The plate stackers or plate setters aren’t what I was hoping. They were pretty cheap but I’ll have to get the more expensive set for the plates that I make. The new kiln shelf is pretty nice. It’s been through one bisque fire so far. If it survives the current glaze fire I may have to order a couple more. It is thinner and lighter than the shelves that came with my kiln. It also seems smoother and seems to be a different material. But maybe that’s because it’s brand new?
Work In Progress
If you are on Instagram you can usually see what I’m currently working on. I try to post a couple photos per week, especially during summer break. Check out my account: Art by Fuzzy. I also have instagram send the photos to my Facebook page and Twitter account if you prefer one of the other social media sites. Here are a few examples of what you might see:
Thanks for reading.