So 4 months later and my kiln situation is at a stand still! I was told that it would be hooked up before Thanksgiving break and alas, we head back tomorrow and still no power to the kiln. Lame. I have to say I'm pretty annoyed at it all. I understand school districts take a while but this is pushing ridiculous. Our "last day of wet clay" is rapidly approaching (ie. Thursday) and I'm still behind on bisque firings. I even went in several times over break and I doubt we'll be caught up by the end of the term.
With all the issues with our new kiln I decided to stop making my own work for the semester. It feels like a pretty crappy idea considering I really want to work. But with only having a tiny test kiln for 4 ceramics courses, it makes sense. Plus I can't make big pieces in a tiny kiln and I don't want my work collecting dust in the classroom or being a temptation for students to touch.
Of course I couldn't completely stop working! Instead, I decided to design a Christmas ornament and knit my butt off! I also started up an etsy site & recently posted my ornaments there for purchase! A portion of each ornament sale will be going to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans.
Please feel free to check out my etsy site!
I hope to have baby blankets posted this week as well! With lots of pregnant friends I've become pretty speedy and figured why not try to put my hard work to use!