Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2009-09-13 Sunday - Clay Day

Minke and I started out meeting at the Yiasou 2009 Greek Festival at 11:00 am for lunch before heading to Clayworks. Unfortunately the festival doesn't open now until 12:00 pm so we went to Dunkin' Donuts for a cup of coffee before heading back to the festival. At 11:45 am the waiting line was all the way around the corner of the block, so we gave up and went to the studio.

I glazed some pieces and completely forgot to take any pictures of them because I apparently checked my brain at the door. More about that later. I caught up with Becky and Ann and forgot to take some more pictures. Julie and Greg were loading the gas kiln at 7:00 pm and I was going to head home for dinner and then come back and help.

Soon it was 6:30 pm and I hadn't left yet, so I stayed to help load. The loading took a while, but we got most of the students' work in before closing the door and lighting it. We left it in Julie's more than capable hands.

Now it was 9:15 pm and on the way home I realized that I hadn't eaten anything since my small breakfast. Remember what I said about checking my brain at the door? No food for almost eleven hours --and I never even thought about it. Duh. You'd think at my age I would know better.

Anyway, I am anxiously awaiting Wednesday night's kiln opening.


Linda Starr said...

Sounds like you have the clay bug bad, not even eating, Ha! It's a nice bug to have.

jbf said...

I need to lose some weight, but that's not the way to do it. :^)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

11 hours?? Pottery is tres absorbing :)

Becky said...

I'm with ya John. On the weekends, I seldom have b-fast before 5PM. Did they open the kiln tonight (Weds)? How did your pieces come out?

jbf said...


Yes, we unloaded tonight. I'm pleased, and I think you and Elaine will be too.