Saturday, September 15, 2007

Kiln is not cooled off

I arrived at the studio today at 9:30ish, eager to view the temperature and it was still at 670F, when I left at 6p, it had cooled to 350F- when I could finally crack the lid and start speeding up the cooling process. Liesl and I returned at 7:30 thinking by 8:30 or 9 it would be ready to unload, but no, we left it at 266F....so it'll have to wait until tomorrow.

So tomorrow at 11 am...we get to unload!

6 comments:

Becky said...

Can't wait to see the results!!!

Elaine Spallone said...

Thank you Becky! The kiln was a success!

Jen Mecca said...

Elaine,
I just found your blog site on Ron's list...did'nt know you had one!
I enjoyed reading about your trip to Amy show and the talk you had with your friend about your work.
I was thinking about your interest in grad school and how putting a connection between your SCI and clay would really give you a huge start in a program. What I mean by this is that a school/department really likes when a student already has a direction - meaning to there work.

It was just a thought I wanted to pass along before I forgot the next time a saw you at the studio.
Happy working, hope the kiln comes out. Jen

Elaine Spallone said...

Jen,

Thank you for your thoughts. I just added your blog to the site!

BTW- I really loved your work that I saw on Saturday...

Jen Mecca said...

Elaine,
Everytime I see your work now in the studio I think of Paulas.( SP. ???) ( I think I told you about my connection there to Penland, poems and Paulas.)
I love to peek around the studio too see what everyone is up to so I'll have to check out the new Terra sig stuff.J

Elaine Spallone said...

Jen,

I am not surprised about the Paulus connection. I have his book Finding one's way with clay. And have used his technique and inspirational activities when I first started exploring pinching.

I do not remember your Penland poem Paulus connection...but would like to hear it again...I have the same one!! He introduced me to Mary Oliver when he came to my penland workshop.