The idea of this is to catalogue memorable things that happen this year that I’m 49.
Some things that happen are great, and some not so great, but you learn lots from the situation.
This is one of those latter situations.
Opened my kiln this lunch time and where there should be a shelf of red items, there are one or two with a flash of red, but the rest are pale.
I know we had problems firing on saturday, but I did not expect this.
So I had a total shock and panic and what am I going to do for the show which is only two weeks off?
Emailed the wonderful Matthew Blakely and he told me that I could re glaze and re fire the reds, and so that is what I’ll do.
And for some of the pale stuff that did not quite work, I have gorgeous decals.
Decals are my friends.
So a learning curve but I guess I’m now a proper potter.
And we can still retrieve a firing that was not that successful.