Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Now It Can Be Told

Four weeks of fairly intensive daily crystal glaze firings are drawing to a close,with more than 80 pots fired [6-7 per small single-phase kiln],not too many binned pieces and a few more/refires to go. It's been a riveting period,with multiple ups and downs,almost every imaginable twist and turn along the way, and at the end I'm not sure if I'm any the wiser about these amazing glazes; with so many variables at play [including aging of the kiln elements and number/shape of pots in a firing] there just isn't any firm ground or baseline to fall back on- it's like being up in the air for a month with no visible means of support. You get used to it after a while,but it's a bit disconcerting.
Now to make a few pots for the Bourry-box wood kiln; Sydney's itching to get a firing in before Pesach [and maybe I should make some Seder plates...]

Friday, February 17, 2012

Available Light

Almond tree blossom,IPhone,Keren HaYesod.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Bug Heaven

It's one of the shots from the collage,but I thought you might like a closer look.
By the way,if you'd be so kind as to click on one of the ads on the blog, I make 50 cents/1 1/2 shekels- so go on,check out that hotel in the Maldives! Every penny makes the water warmer,as Nanny used to say.

Wadi Amud- Looking Good!

Tu b'Shvat is the New Year for planting trees,so after pruning the vine, and armed with cheese sandwiches and dried fruit, Helen and I ventured forth to inspect Wadi Amud, which,as you can see, is looking good.

Tu b'Shvat

Traditionally the time to prune the vine; before and after.