Monday, March 2, 2009

Bad Blogger...

Aaaaah well it seems I've lost my blogging mojo of late! I've been roused on by a few of you the last couple of weeks for my long lapse! But it's been a hectic start to the year as I try to juggle making work for some upcoming shows with chasing around after a crawling and curious 11 month old. Faster than a speeding bullet she is too! So I'm afraid blogging just slipped down the list of priorities. But its been two posts in two weeks now, so lets see how we go. I might just be back on the wagon! 

I've just finished packing my kiln, Big Red. I love the process of packing, the journey from a messy studio full of pots to a neatly stacked, shiny and humming red box!  This firing is jam packed with goodies so there was a lot of packing and unpacking, rearranging, and packing again, trying to squeeze it all in. Oh but such a feeling of satisfaction when I finally got the last pot to fit snuggly into the last little bit of remaining space! 

So its simmering away now, doing its thing. I've always wished there was such a thing as a see-through kiln. Imagine a kiln with transparent heat-resistant walls that would enable you to watch as the pots got hotter and redder and glowing and molten! Alas for now I can only peek through the spy hole and watch as my cones slowly bend and the little glittering dots sparkle on the rims of my bowls. So purty.

3 comments:

pinholeman said...

i'm with you.... i hadn't put a post on my blog in some time either. stupid life getting in the way!

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

Hi Mel I cannot wait to see what comes out of your kiln!

jimgottuso said...

hi, just found your blog and wanted to say that i love you cast pieces in the slideshow with all the writing and maps on them. they are beautiful. your profile says you are obsessed and people probably describe me that way too but that's the only way to get those results.