Waiting for the cone to bend

Webb Pottery mugs

So Its Tuesday night (Wednesday morning), its 12:20 am, and I’m up waiting for the cone to bend in the bisque so I can turn it off and go to bed.  Grabbed a cat nap a little while ago and though still a little bleary eyed, ready for the final stretch.

No matter how organized you *think* you are, the last 2 weeks leading up to a show tend to be somewhat more tense than usual, what with trying to make sure you have enough fired and hoping everything makes it through the firings okay (can you ever have enough pots?!).  With the studio more or less a construction zone, I have to work around the weather forcast  when it comes to glazing and other related outdoor activities.  Potting is a lot like a well coordinated dancing act.. timing is everything.

The first fall show is just over a week away.  The roof is finally on the studio (yay!) though rain can still blow through a bit from the sides, and I am still working out the house and around everything else.   Pushing things through the bisque as I can, relying soley on the small electric kiln since our other 2 larger ones are out of commission due to faulty bits that still need replacing.  Coming to the realization that tomorrow or the next day are probably my very last throwing days for the show Oct 4 & 5 (The George Ohr Festival in Biloxi, MS) and after that its just glazing and firing and hoping for good weather!   Doh.. forgot to order that replacement part for the canopy.  Tomorrow.

…And so show season begins!

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2 Responses to “Waiting for the cone to bend”

  • cynthiaNo Gravatar Says:

    Oh, those late night firings are the worst for me. I have such a hard time staying awake past 10pm that I if I do late firings, I tend to take short cuts.

    The photo of all these mugs is delish!

  • annewebbNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks Cynthia.
    Yeah they kill me too and I am a night person by nature! (most likely has to do with the fact that the kids have me up at 6 am every morning) You would think I’d have learned by now to have all my firings done by dinner time but even when I don’t have a show, I am usually up til at least the wee hours. Hard habits die hard, but I am hellbent on trying to break myself of some of them this year.

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