The earth shook, Irene is coming, and the glaze load was a failure. I guess a failed glaze load is inconsequential in the great scheme of things. But it is quite a frustration. Lazy Daze Arts and Craft Show is scheduled for this Saturday and from the weatherman chatter, it sounds like Hurricane Irene may be attending.
We have been attending craft shows since 2008. So far, we have had high temperatures, thunderstorms, and bad attendance; but we haven’t had a show to cancel. It is too early to know whether the show will be held; but, this is the reality of outdoor shows. And, bad glaze loads are the reality of the pottery cycle as well. In all of this, I am very thankful that the earthquake wasn’t more severe and I continue to be overwhelmed by the blessings the Lord has given me – many of which come from being a potter.
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
Well the spoon rests are lovely. Sorry about the glaze load… don’t take this wrong… but it oddly makes me feel better… not for you and Julie… but if you two can have a failed glaze load… well makes me be gentler on myself… if pros have problems us beginners should learn to take things in stride but keep on striding. I am sorry about the load… I can only imagine the hours… making the pots, waxing and glazing… 🙁 sorry. I am also sorry because I have a feeling that Irene will make for a cancelled show this weekend… knowing you… you will make the use of time in your studio . Thank you for the scripture quote… your timing always perfect…
Thanks for reading! You are always an encouragement. As for the glaze failure – take comfort that there is no perfection in this world – and mistakes are inevitable!
I am a new potter and enjoy reading your blog entries and viewing your beautiful pottery pieces. I wish you good luck on your next glazing. Scripture quotes are always appreciated. They are so rare to run across- outside of church! Blessings to you, Dorie
Thank you so much for your encouragement. I hope you are enjoying pottery. The learning curve is steep but it is well worth persevering – it just takes a lot of practice. Pottery brings me a lot of pleasure – all of which I praise the Lord for because He has so graciously blessed me. Happy Throwing!