Monday, April 16, 2012

Loadin' 'er up!

Cone packs ready to go
This blog entry may have very little text as my brain checked out today at around 5:30 and my body is really tired! It's been a long first day of loading the big kiln at Joseph Sand's. We will have quite a load of pottery for the kiln opening! Joseph and I brought down most of the planters over the weekend to the kiln, which gave us a good start today.
We put most of the unglazed planters in the back that may either have a slip or some slip-trailed decoration on them. The back of the kiln fills up quite quickly with those little beasts!

 The first stack of shelves went in nicely (all of them went in nicely, so don't worry!).
 Joseph decided it was a good idea to place a few of the bigger pots in. I wish I had some photos of us hauling the pots down the hill. It was Joseph and I by ourselves on the one on the left and three people on the one on the right.

Joseph with the big pots
 We wrapped up Day 1 with starting one stack in front of the big beasts. 2-3 more days to go!


Dennis Allen said...

Impressive! Happy firing.

deanandmartinpottery said...

Hope ya'll have a great firing. Good luck!

Liberty Stoneware said...

Thanks for the well wishes! The firing went smoothly, but there is a possibility of a few mishaps on the inside which were out of our hands. War amongst the pots? We will find out on Friday!