Normally I can bisque my work about a week after I form the piece. Those would apparently be Spring, Summer and Fall notions…cuz the firing from yesterday blew up…bits and pieces blown into the elements of the kiln even…pots collapsed onto others and crushed the pieces inside…HUGE mess. I haven’t had a piece blow up in years (decades perhaps). This means that I will be more careful I’m sure…but the other reality is that work in the studio will slow to a real crawl. Remember the size?
The studio is only 10 x 12 feet. In the warmer (and dryer) times I can sort of ooze outside a bit…but now that it’s wet, everything gets to stay inside. Can you imagine what my wife, Brenda, would say it I started moving things into the house to dry? I’m pretty sure it would not be, “HoHoHo.”
More crazy? You read yesterday that I thought the stench of burning hair and fur would be horrific this morning. It was not bad…it was horribly bad…FAR WORSE than I thought it would be. Let’s just hope that results are as dramatic as the “aroma.” We’ll see in a few hours.