Just a few more days 'til ACC! I've had a stomach ache for a week and I'm not sure if it's related, I never get this before a show unless I have to get up too early to get there. For that matter, I wonder if I am the only person that gets sick from getting up too early?! I've been working like mad to get everything glazed, I have a 3 part process and right now I just have one more kiln load to dip (the 3rd part) clean, and fire. I did run into a little glitch, I have 2 new and cracked kiln shelves. So, I am waiting on one kiln to cool then, I can use a few of the shelves and jam pack the other with platters and dinner plates. The good news is that my new kiln has an auto firing called "fast glaze" and it works perfectly with my pots (thank god!!!) I ran a jam packed high fire (^6) in 8:35 hours. My old, yet still lovely manual kiln can take about 12 hours to reach temperature. Ah, new kiln bliss. It was racing so fast to temperature that I was a bit nervous but the results were beautiful. I will post a picture or 2 before I head down to baltimore. I have a one new design that I am in love with and I still need to share the new tree top vases with you.
Today while I wait alllll day long for the kiln to cool, I will finally have time to work on my display and hopefully print bags. I use a gocco to print my logo and a little bird on the recycled kraft paper bags I pack the pots into for customers. And I can sew up a new table cloth and hopefully a new sign.
I will also be shipping out all pending orders today (unless you just ordered in the past few days) So look out for your mugs, tea cups, bowls, platters and vases : ) They are all flying out today!