Monday, July 6, 2009

Back Yard Chemistry

What is that man doing in my back yard? No, he's not testing the pool water. We don't have one of those but given the hot weather it would be nice. That is Peter testing the specific gravity (or something like that) of his latest batch of beer. It's a porter I'm told. Very nice I'm sure. But give me a glass of shiraz. Beer makes me burp! But a man's got to have a hobby. And there is a beer brewing brother coming into town soon. The competition is stiff and we have to have some of the good stuff on hand.


Meanwhile, I'm doing my own back yard chemistry. New glazes, new pieces. It always amazes me that something that looks so uninteresting in it's unfired state can come out all shiny, and hopefully nice. I'm never sure what the proper invocation is when I fire a kiln. But, may the kiln gods be with me tomorrow night. The proof is in the pudding, so they say. Wednesday will be pudding time.

9 comments:

Katie said...

hey, we have our toys, so the boys have to have their toys...they just cost more as they get older...

bellajoya said...

I'm so impressed with your work, and I too can't wait to see what comes out of the kiln. Thanks for your comments on my blog and for reading. You are an incredible talented artist.

Tammy and Rob said...

Looks like you are both having fun with your creations! I like seeing that! Can't wait to see all the new pretties ;)

sharon said...

my husband would get along just fine with Pete!! And I could look at your pieces all day, glazed, fired, or not!

No Easy Beads said...

I have never tasted home made brew. Beer makes me noisy too. I can't wait to the beauties that come out of the kiln. I really enjoy reading your blog!

Gardanne said...

Can't wait till Wednesday!!!

stregata said...

I am looking forward to seeing the new magic you are creating. I am sure Pete has lots of fun with his creations too! I am definitly a wine lover - I don't like beer at all! And here I live in Bavaria - I sometimes still wonder they haven't tied me to a stake...

SharonP said...

There's nothing like handcrafted brew-and ceramics! Looking forward to seeing the results of both outcomes.

Rosanne said...

My favorite bumper sticker (its stuck on the shop door though) says "I Fear no Beer".
I love beer and it does make you burp, I've become rather good at it, although it can be embarressing at times. My Mother is the one who is most appalled at my actions. Its a good manly thing for your husband to do.