After that I worked hard. Since Thursday I had been preparing for glaze-firing.What exactly do I do, you might wonder. I paint underglaze, oxides and glazes on my sculptures. Then I wipe some of them and wax them to make resist, and repeat all painting again until I feel there would be enough depth in colours. It requires concentration and attention to details. Delicate parts are likely to be damaged during this process. I can't remember how many times I have almost cried! I held my breath and concentrated on dropping glaze with a cocktail stick on 2mm gap between hair part and face part. I was exhausted by six' o'clock, and slept before ten!
These three are going to be glaze-fired tomorrow.
|Angel - on commission. The clients like the hair to be strawberry blonde.|
|The first boy to be glaze fired|
|Hair is very difficult to do a neat job!|
Today I finished preparing most of sculptures before lunchtime and loaded the kiln! How nice! Then I had my first half day off of the month! We went to the Blean woods for walk.
I like walking on unofficial footpaths at random, avoiding people. Then I can feel the woods!
|Beautiful green light|
|Really big decayed tree|
|Mike's apple tart|
|'They went alone! Pearl and I were left behind! I wanted to chase squirrels! I'm sulking....'|