Monday, July 9, 2012

Averting Disaster!

Kind of.
I mean I didn't really do anything to avert and I only found out about it this morning.
If you've been following along at home, you the reader, know that yesterday was the inaugural firing of the Big Kiln.
Which hadn't been fired in like ten years.
Or so.
Anyways when I opened the lid to take a peek, horror of horrors!



















One of the kiln elements had popped out of its non existent groove and fallen on the kiln shelf!
Wow.
I'd never seen that happen.
Then again, I suppose strange things happen when you heat them puppies up to like 2000 degrees.
If you squint yer eyeballs you can see some wire thingys in the brick that were supposed to be holding that element in.
I need to address that before I fire up again.
I only fired two pots, but I loaded the kiln up with furniture, the shelves and posts thingys, the dry them out.
The half of the kiln under them pots are just empty shelves.
Now I gotta get a glazing!
I did try to make some vases this morning, but I just wasn't feeling it so I stopped wasting my time:

















Make that three vases and a bottle.
Things were going so bad I decided to well, get a glazing!
Which I promise to do right after I get done writing this.
Maybe.
Anyways, tomorrow I go into Honolulu to go and see about my future.
My whole life hangs in the balance.
So to speak.
Meanwhile, I've been boning up on some stuff I need to know:



















I've already subscribed to some other magazines.
You know, so I can be all pro.
Not that the pictures I take now aren't pro already.
Okay, they aren't.
Pro I mean.
Well, I haven't been writing too much about bicycling lately.
Okay, make that nothing about bicycling lately, but I have been thinking about it:




















I need to get away from the clay and Hele On Kailua for a day, and that day is coming soon!
My poor display bicycles.
All dressed up and no where to go.
If you know what I mean.

3 comments:

Steve A said...

Unbelievably, I can't think of anything I have ever bought directly from Nashbar.

Chandra said...

Digital Photography is a good magazine also. It is a bit pricey, but I found it to be worth it.
Paz :)

limom said...

Steve A, you don't know what you're missing!

Chandra, subscribed!