Do you remember these? They are early experiments with copper and bronze clay. I actually really liked working with the raw material but it's clear that my tiny kiln is not up to snuff when it comes to the demanding firing schedule they require. So I held my breath, counted to 10, and clicked the add to shopping cart and bought one of these.
It was the free shipping that pushed me over the edge. Seriously. Not to mention the really lovely people at New Mexico Clay. I've bought supplies from them for several years. I love them. You actually get to talk to real people and if you order something from them and they have a question, they phone you. An actual real person phones you and clears things up. How much better does it get?
So in a couple of days, I'm going to be in digital, programmable heaven. But the real question here is " are 4 kilns too many?" I fear I have one of those collector mental disorders. You know, like the harmless lonely old woman on the block who has 50 cats. Where will it go? When I am old and lonely will I be talking to 50 kilns?
Meanwhile, as I ponder this, I am waiting for yet another storm to roll through. My early warning system, Bob, tucked his tail between his legs, and headed for the closet about an hour ago. I'm thinking we are probably about 30 minutes off another big one.