Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The new work comes out of the kiln…


It’s always nerve-wracking opening up a kiln. It could be perfect or something could have blown up causing all the work to break. The pieces could have warped or cracked, or both. There could be nothing salvageable. Maybe it’s human nature to always think the worst, that way things can only be better. Unless the worst actually happens, then you start to think maybe you willed it - human nature aint foolproof you know!

The fact that this kiln represents the best part of three weeks work didn’t help. In that time I haven’t knit, sewn or crocheted anything – the knitting callous on my finger is disappearing and I really miss the clickety-clack!


But despite all my worrying the kiln is unpacked and everything is fine (yay!). There is still a lot of work to do,  but I’m well on the road to having everything done by April for Open Studios.


1 comment:

  1. Yeah! Oh, this is going to be so wonderful. I can hardly wait to see the finished project.

    The only thing sadder than opening the kiln to a pile of shards is to walk past the cooling kiln at the exact moment of disaster and actually hear the undoing inside. And you still have to wait until it cools down enough to open and see!