Thursday, February 19, 2009
the first step in solving any problem is finding the humor in it
(bottles by Gary Rith and one from C*ke)
I was in the mood to make bottles you see, and so I did. I had found this glass bottle half in the ground at my parents' farm, no doubt been there 40 years or more. It is of course the beautiful shape and pretty color, and is somewhat inspiring. The fired little green vase there is from a few years ago. I love it and kept it because the bottom had cracked.
SO, unsettled night with crazy dreams, partly because I am reading about the black death. Plague in the 1300s. More interesting than you might guess, but for bedtime reading?
BUT I am trying hahahaha to find the humor in my kiln breaking down once again 200 degrees short of finishing. I have plenty of spare parts but wish the stupid thing didn't break down every 3-6 months....hahaha heh.
Oh. Made tasty calzones last night. I make two huge things like you see below and save the second for the next evening, because today I will be out all afternoon teaching at the Cornell studios, whose kilns act a bit like mine and which also burn through a lot of spare parts.....
(note to self and others: totally automated electric kilns have A LOT of little parts that can break down....)
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 5:41 AM