Now that Christmas is over, and there's lots of turkey leftovers to feed on,
I can focus on my big clay bird. He's dry enough to clean-
(sanding, smoothing, wiping the dust away with a wet sponge, touching up details, .)
I usually fire my kiln once I've got enough greenware to fill it,
but I've used all my clay so I'm going to fire what I've got now: The big bird,
a couple of round bowls, a couple of leaf shaped dishes, and a bunch of tiny sun faces.
I spent a good part of today- Boxing Day "cleaning greenware"
and am ready to fire the kiln tomorrow.
This is a major step in my birds' development, firing it into bisque…
a trial by fire- literally.
May the kiln gods be kind to us.