Friday, October 9, 2009

Can we stop this ride, please?

I'd like to get off now! Somehow this week, I managed to overload myself with pots to be worked on. I usually work on baskets in batches of 6 to 8. That's about all I can keep up with and still take care of the rest of my busy life. This week, the laundry is piling up, the bills haven't been paid and it's all because I am trying to work on 15 baskets at the same time. I've got the first of two handles on only 3 of them.

These baskets are waiting handles.

New cone 6 work awaiting their turn in the bisque. The large basket second from the right is too large to fit in my electric kiln. I guess I could have worse problems.

I have started bisquing some work. I work in two different temperatures and have been fastidious about keeping them separate. My current bisque has both, but it's tough to find what can fit in with the baskets, especially the larger ones.

Above is new cone 10 work. Several of the flat pieces have jsut been loaded into the bisque. Even though I might have to bisque the larger baskets individually, I still have hopes of firing a cone 6 glaze kiln next weekend. I'm very excited about my new work.


  1. Is that biggin' (the one that looks a bit "like a canoe") MINE!?! I could meet you in Missouri to transport it here... :) I wish. I love you and your work. Very proud of you, you know! I have two amazing people for sisters!

  2. From Kris Adams: Hey, guess what? The laundry and bills will still be there when you're done with your AMAZING work. Remember what John (you know, my "wise" or "wise ass" husband) always says: Don't sweat the petty stuff......and don't pet the sweaty stuff!

  3. HI Kari - Thanks for your comment. I'm glad to have found your blog now, too. I like the title of this post. I've been feeling that way all fall...until today, which somehow feels slow in the best possible way. Must be the weather. ~ks