Yesterday morning I awoke to a kiln disaster! After firing a BUNCH of hand cut and hand painted pottery items in my kiln Wed. night, I was so excited to open the kiln and see my finished pieces. The pottery looked good, but upon trying to take them off of the kiln shelf realized they were all stuck to the shelf! For some odd reason the glaze had melted through my kiln paper and onto the kiln shelf. I had to scrape every single piece off and into the garbage. ARGHHH ~ all that hard work and time staring up at me from the bottom of my trash can!
So....back to work....new pieces were cut out of clay, and are now sitting under a low running ceiling fan. Hopefully they'll be dry soon so I can get them into the kiln for a bisque firing.
Whew! Another day, another reason to create! :)