The kiln is almost at the right temperature to open and yes, I have opened the door to assist the final degrees, even though I know I should be more patient and leave it longer. It is only a bisque firing, but I still feel like I can’t wait. I have thrown some lovely bowls and pots and I really want to meet them and handle them, that way, I can then start the long process of deciding what engobes and glazes to apply to each one. The trouble is of course, that I am a mad experimenter and take quite a lot of risks with unknown combinations of things, a bit of this and a dash of that, and oh, why not just make a whole new glaze to pop onto that pot, which can sometimes work out fantastically, or simply doesn’t quite work. I suppose that is the thrill and just part of the way that I push the boundaries.
I am trying to push for all of this to come together because I will be putting work into the Ceramic Arts Association of WA (CAAWA) exhibition which will run in March/April and I have to advise them of what I am submitting, which at this stage I have no idea as they are not finished. So, it is into the studio today to make some decisions and make a start. Hopefully they will work out and I will actually have work for sale in this exhibition, details are below.
CAAWA Members Selective Exhibition (Pippin Drysdale is the guest selector and should be there on opening night to present awards – all work will be for sale)
Opening Night: 6.00pm Friday 24th March 2017
Exhibition: 24/3/17 to 30/4/17
Heathcote Museum & Gallery is located at Swan House, Heathcote Cultural Precinct,
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross.
Tuesday to Friday, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12.00pm to 4.00pm
Closed on Mondays