Just a short bit...
I'm off to work tomorrow...its my weekly commute back to where I work and once lived...and sort of still live a few days a week. The trips have been long and with gas soaring up with no apparent ceiling I am not thrilled about the travel. But right now there is a silver lining...I'm firing those mugs I showed you a few posts back. Well, I am not personally firing them...my buddy Dan Kuhn is firing them for me. It is certainly great to have F.W.K....that's "friends with kilns". Dan has been very generous with his kiln and I greatly appreciate this...I also like breaking up my trip and having a beer and shooting the shit for a while. Above is a mug I recently acquired from Dan...its now "mah Picksburgh" mug. I love it...nice glamour shot in the morning light...steam coming up from my freshly brewed java. Never underestimate the power of the black and gold.
Pictured below are the gaggle of fancy mugs all glazed and just in need of a little clean up through the waxed lines. They will be an earthy hay color and the feet will remain mostly unglazed and, showing off the dark, dark brown clay body. The interior a cream-ish color that pours some and breaks blue. Just imagine. Then will come the decals and a couple hits of 04 glaze here and there...and then will come more decals...and maybe a little bling.
So I'm pushing through, getting back in the groove...git'n-r-dun. Next thing you know, Winter will be over. Its already starting to look a little bit like Spring. Keep your fingers crossed.