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The kiln is loaded, the door bricked and mudded, and I’m having a quiet evening before the firing.

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Back stack.

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Front stack.

I’ll try to remember to take some shots of the firing. It should be a good one.
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Equinox

Days are hot and dry, nights getting down into the 40s- my favorite time of year. It has a feel of excitement. When we are young it’s back to school, and for us crafters its our busiest season.

I’ve been glazing this week and really enjoying it. I allowed myself extra time this making cycle- the last couple firings have felt really rushed to me. I think I work better when I have time to experiment. Yesterday I drew and redrew pattern until I found ones which worked for me. Here are images from this morning.

Stacking bowls with thin stripes.

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Pots waxed.

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Bowls glazed and ready for the kiln.

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Glazing has begun!

My firing is 2 weeks away and I am glazing it up. I do a lot of decorating on my pots and it takes forever, so I try to give myself time to do it right. When I feel rushed I often don’t (can’t?) take the time to experiment with new ideas. Here are some shots from today’s work.

Waxing over glazes.

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Mugs.

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Patterns.

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Bowls.

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Plates.

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Thanks for reading.