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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Moon/Fire @ Tel Hai

Salting again...with Natasha and Angela...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Katyusha

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Katyush, for short- named after the rocket. We acquired her during the last war as a diminutive baby tortoise - she's a tribute to what a diet of lettuce can do for you. My idea of an ideal pet- low maintenance, undemanding, reliable and surprisingly nimble.

First Crack

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Green Beans

Gilad & Yifat brought us some unroasted coffee-beans from their recent South American caper; I've never roasted coffee before, so it was quite exciting- I remembered reading about the first and second "cracks" the beans are supposed to undergo, which they duly did: the culmination of the process [it took about 15-20 minutes] was a very respectable fresh-tasting cup of coffee.      



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What the Pumice Did

I wasn't shocked- I've always imagined pumice as a sort of aerated glass/rock combo. Next to the rather nice grey melty test tile [pumice powder] is a piece of glass someone gave me, supposedly from a volcano...I suppose the next step would be to fire it on a vertical surface to see if it runs- if not,I'd probably use it straight as a glaze, probably on some porcelain, probably on a shape I'd dream up to show off its particular charms- I wonder what that'd be...

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

New Pots- Hastily Photographed

One gas kiln, one electric, with two more gas firings to go. Shana Tova- have a wonderful New Year full of happiness and creative activity!








Monday, September 02, 2013

70 Liters Bubbling Away