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AEDM 23: Waiting for the Kiln to Cool

AEDM 23: Waiting for the Kiln to Cool

Tammy November 23, 2013 0 comments
encouraging the kiln to cool:  unplugged all the holes and chocked the top when it hit 500 degrees.

encouraging the kiln to cool: unplugged all the holes and chocked the top when it hit 500 degrees.

The worst part of ceramics is waiting for the kiln to cool.  Yes, I push it way more than I should and probably shorten the coil life, but really.  It should cool faster!

I have peaked and see a glaze fail – will have to throw at least 2 pieces in the small kiln and run them back up and see if I can get the bubble to smooth out.   😥  Two pieces, same glaze, right next to the 2 fails are just fine.  Go figure.

The start of a new totem

The start of a new totem

Of course I can only see the top shelf.  I have to wait about 6 more hours before I see the rest.  And I can say that the color around her name is way darker than I would have liked but that’s ok.

In the meantime I have played with a new totem

and painted some of the vanity.  The pink paint is crinkling.  Same as all the rest of the paint but crinkling.  I hope I’m not seeing a trend here.  My plan is to paint the rest of the vanity by hand.  And I have to fix the princess paper on the one end.  I should have GACed it before I painted.  Now is has a wrinkle.

It’ll all come together in the end and look as if I had it all planned this way all along.  Sometimes that’s more than half the fun:  taking what I get, which is never what my head sees in the first place, and allowing it to become what it wants to become.

 

This isn't coming off as easily as I had envisioned.

This isn’t coming off as easily as I had envisioned.

Oh, and next time I really do have to remember to wear gloves!

 

 

 

I decided to paint this side first and then put paper on it and see how that works

I decided to paint this side first and then put paper on it and see how that works

the mirror - this is the base coat - I plan to do some hand painting and add some bling on the sides

the mirror – this is the base coat – I plan to do some hand painting and add some bling on the sides

my paint

my paint

drawers painted

drawers painted

so if the other sides works with the paper over the paint, I'll have to redo this side.

so if the other sides works with the paper over the paint, I’ll have to redo this side.

mirror keys (they hold the mirror in its frame.  I haven't done anything with the frame yet.  I'd really like it to be pink, but my pink paint isn't cooperating.)

mirror keys (they hold the mirror in its frame. I haven’t done anything with the frame yet. I’d really like it to be pink, but my pink paint isn’t cooperating.)

 

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