Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:39 PM
Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:18 AM
I try to have a stack of small flat things bisqued and ready to fit in between plates and platters for a glaze.
When I start the glaze kiln, then I mop the glaze room floor and straighten the studio. Then start over again.
I never make less than 20 of anything in one stretch. But I also shift to another form aboutthen, to vary the muscle fatigue. Then they get stacked in a bisque, waxed and stacked with paper between them and wait in a closed cabinet to fill a glaze shelf.
Hope this helps, still in first cup of coffee.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:24 AM
Contemporary Fine Colored Porcelain
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:43 AM
As you probably know, I also teach art full time. When I am working, I grocery shop on Saturdays, and do housework etc. I am laughing as I write this, as I told my wife that I don't know how to work a vacuum cleaner.I really just grocery shop. She shovels snow, and my kids sweep and empty the dishwasher. I do all the laundry-washer,dryer plus folding.
Sundays, I work in the studio-usually throwing. My studio is in the back yard, so the kids can visit me. I can usually only throw for about 5 hours, then the back gives out. I trim on Monday evenings and pull handles Tuesdays. Not so rigid as this, but sometimes I am doing stuff right until Thurs. I bisque on Saturdays, or a day when I am not in the studio, as it gets pretty hot. My kiln is vented from underneath. Currently, I have 70 mugs in the kiln which I bisqued yesterday. I have large [5 lbs, pie dishes, and small ones[[2.5 lbs], waiting for handles today. Just got finished putting handles on 10 teapots this morning.
On Monday, I'll glaze and decorate those mugs. I don't really like having bisque sitting around. I would rather see it completed. I fire with another potter in his gas kiln, so when he calls and asks for work, I have stuff already glazed. We are both in a big Mother's Day sale, so I am working harder than usual.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:50 PM
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