|Some of todays batch before firing|
Last nights kiln firing was disappointing, its great and awful that you never really know what you will get out of the kiln, it’s a million times more experimental then my silver work, but that does mean that sometimes you open it after the 7 hours firing time and another 5 or so hours cooling and there is nothing you want to keep L
However I didn’t let it get me down! And I fired it up again today, put it on early so it’s off now and cooling down, I have had a peak and it looks much more promising! Fingers crossed!
|The view into the kiln at about 815 degrees Celsius!!|
Also got to spend sometime today with my silver work, still not gotten to my rolling mill! I tired myself out before I got to it! And then I had to lesson plan for the day job, but hopefully I’ll get some time free tomorrow after work and I can have a play then! However I did mostly finish a bracelet I’m making as a commission for someone and reticulate some silver which I’m hoping to make into earrings and partly designed a new ring, that I’m loving so far but has still a lot of work to go.
The resin is finally set, I’m going to wear it tomorrow and see if it’s strong enough to be worn in rings. I like to make something and then wear it myself for a week or so before I make another to sell, I don’t want to sell something and then discover it has a major flaw! So I’ll wear the rings, if they’re good to go I already have a buyer for a set and I really do think they’ll be good sellers, but I need to be sure of them before they’re bunny approved! !