Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Kiln is Firing

The kiln is firing and the kiln god sits watching the magik. Well maybe it is not magik, maybe it is just chemistry. And maybe it is not really a kiln god so much as a kiln gargoyle. He used to have 2 ears. In fact he still has 2 ears but one fell off on our move back to the United States from Australia. Someday the ear will be attached again. I did not make the kiln god/gargoyle. My son made him for me when he was about 15 years old. Sometimes, I think he should be the one doing ceramics. Clever boy!

The kiln god always sits on my kiln in gaurd of the works inside. Pure superstition.

So in this kiln is a whole lot of new things. New glazes, new combinations of glazes. Lots of blues, greens, and blue greens (I think). I never know what will come out. I sometimes wonder why I do all these new things on an entire kiln load. I've got new things in there. Not just buttons, some pendants and linky things in new designs.

So stay tuned...the kiln will open tomorrow...I'll post....But I may or may not post the failures. My ego you know.

Cheers, LeAnn


stregata said...

Now you've got me on the edge of my seat! I am so looking forward to seeing what you have been creating. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, to support your kiln god/gargoyle in watching over the firing.

2ifbysea said...

Good morning, Leann! I can't wait to see your new treasures...

SummersStudio said...

I've had a little peak in there and I think things are OK. Too hot to handle right now. I'll try to get some pics out later!

LillaJizo said...

That's exciting :)
I wanted to thank you for your comments on my blogs, and also to let you know that I actually started a new blog with my little whimsicals... You will find it in my profile. I wonder how many blogs I will start up, seems I have become addicted ;) But it is a great way to communicate, and also a great way to observe what happens in ones own life I think.