finally saw s in his studio and asked for his advice on what kind of firing schedule to use to fire the bushes. i had also written to my former professor and asked r. i didn’t really feel comfortable trusting my research alone. most of the studio work gets fired at standard schedules, but they would be a bit too fast for my work, since it so big and also still quite wet. s went through a detailed schedule with me and even programmed the kiln on his way out. one of the reasons i am doing this residency is to learn technical skills i’ve never gotten.
so r helped me put the big bush in the kiln (unfortunately they wouldn’t both fit) and i started the first of two 24 hour soaks. it might be a a little overkill, especially after picking up the bush and realizing that it was far lighter than it looked but at least this way nothing should crack. knock on wood.
n and friend were in the studio tonight. it’s such a different atmosphere when other folks are around. i don’t always get as much done, but it’s nice.
notes: it’s freezing. i biked today and my bike is in great shape, post tune up. also, dinner tonight: organic veggies and my new favorite grain, kasha. yum!