I spent the first hour or so of ceramics class loading my 40 plus pieces of work into the big oval kiln for a bisque fire, as well as helping to load other people's work too. Roseanne (6 foot 3) and our professor Jennifer and I all worked to get the kiln organized and loaded. It was a lot of fun. I got to program the kiln and then I filled out the kiln chart. I don't know if I did it right -- but I did it, and that's what counts.
It will be ready to unload Friday morning. Hitomi and I will unload it, and will ask Fernando to help on the very bottom shelves because Hitomi and I are too short to lift out the bottom kiln shelves.
Anyway, I will try to remember to bring my camera. I am going to have a lot of cool pieces to work on -- a lot of them are cone 5 clay. This is going to be a great semester.
Dink threw a huge jug for me to do a monster face on. Its way up high in my locker. I can't get it down because its too high. Fernando will have to help me get that down, too.
Well, I am going to get to bed and think about glazing. I think I will mix up a periwinkle colored glaze to try out on some the pieces coming out of the bisque on Friday. I may work on Robert Speake's monster mug and jug tomorrow. I need to load some film in a camera and get some shots done.
I am going to go to bed now. George will be home tomorrow, and Hitomi's birthday is Friday.