Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Over the river and 'round the bay...

Sounds like most of you had a great weekend, and mine was no exception.  Early Saturday morning (0830 is early, right?)  with a back seat filled with pinch pots, I set out across the island to get them fired.  I did not know what to expect, as I had never seen the kiln.  The lady just told me on the phone that it was very big.  I finally get there, and the house is one that is being restored - pre WWII - with original wood and everything.  It sits on a back street in the historic section of the village where the streets are actually paved bullcart trails.

Needless to say, I was getting doubtful about the size of the kiln, and it's location.  So the nice lady, Judy Flores - a local batik artist, shows me around the house, with its exposed beams

 and original ifit (e-fit) wood floors.

She takes me to what was a 6ft X 10 ft bedroom, and sitting in the middle of the room is this beast:


About this time, I am saying to myself :YESSSSSSS,YESSSSSSS!  So I managed to get ALL of my student's works (68 pinch pots), all Her student's works, and my personal work (such as it is), in one load!
     I went back on Sunday after 4pm, and unloaded everything, and packed up my stuff.

 her student's slab mugs

  My work     

   My student's work (some)

So what do you do after unloading a great bisque load?  I suppose you could do like me and enjoy the scenery...

or you could always stop and take a ride...

Y'all have a great week!


  1. yea! and look at where you live.
    Did you take a ride???

  2. Nah, but I will take the greatgrandson next week when I go down to teach the Sat. Morn. class. Their instructor left island so I said I would do it.

  3. Sounds like you did have an excellent weekend and took in some very beautiful scenery. Hope you have a just as excellent week.

  4. what a beautiful place, I envy You sunshine :}
    now ,it's time for glazing ,I am curious about results ;}