Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Everything is sorted - I hope

I ended up in tears today. I rang this morning to borrow the little kiln from the kiln repair man, and I was told that he wouldn't be able to come out until Wednesday afternoon to fix the wiring on my kiln - which would be far too late for a glaze firing, even if I managed to get everything bisque fired in the little kiln by then. He gave me a number for another electrician, who he thought would be able to come out tomorrow, but he couldn't come until late next week either.

So I cried. My lovely Scott even considered calling a man he doesn't get along with, because he's heard he's a really good electrician! In the end he called the kiln repair man again and told him I was standing on the ledge of a tall building, so he agreed to come out on Saturday! (I'm joking about the ledge thing!)

So, all going well I shall bisque fire on Sunday and glaze fire on Tuesday. Wish me luck!

In the mean time, I ordered some business cards (thank you for the reminder Cindy!) and bought some other bits and pieces that I needed for the show. I suppose deep down I had faith that it would be sorted out!

I still don't know what to do with this vase. I don't know why I don't know what to do with it, I just don't. I obviously had a plan when I started it, but now I've changed my mind. I was going to cover it in ivy. I still could, but Scott likes it how it is. I thought maybe I could paint ivy on it instead, with iron oxide?

Tonight or tomorrow I will start on a couple of Jane Austen vases, and make them at the same time to get them as similar as possible.

What clay day are we on now anyway? I've lost count!


Kim Hines said...

leave it alone girl! put it aside to dry and don't add a thing. if you want to do something different on the finish ok, but personally i like it how it is. no ivy!! ;)

Undaunted said...

No ivy???? What, not even painted on??? But I like ivy!! lol

Thank you Kim! :)

Angela Finney said...

Glad that there appears to be a little silver lining in the cloads at the moment. BEST OF LUCK!

I love this vase. I know it is coiled, I just heard about the shape in relation to throwing, but I think is is an equiste shape no matter how you get there. Was liking it plain, but the handles do look good!

Undaunted said...

Thank you Angela! I'm still anxious about it all even though it's supposed to be sorted out now. I can't bear the thought of being here when he's ripping up the floor boards all over again! I'll be glad when it's all done!

I'm glad you like the shape of the vase. :)

JafaBrit's Art said...

I LOVE your vase and the handles are beautiful. I like the simplicity of it.

Undaunted said...

Thank you Corrine! :)

Kathy L said...

So glad that you are still with us! Gosh the suspense is killing me!


Undaunted said...

Killing you?? How do you think I feel!! Hahaha :D