I think my cycle of earthenware is just about done. I've got about 75 pounds left of clay so I think I'll be making another round soon but now it's time to get everything dry, into the bisque and then a quick turnaround for a glaze firing.
I'm looking forward to seeing how quickly I'll be able to get everything through. I'm used to filling a much larger kiln with a much longer firing cycle so this should be interesting. I need to mix up a few glazes now that I have all of the ingredients but that might wait until Monday. I have a couple of pork shoulders sitting in their dry rub getting ready for a slow roast tomorrow. I know....Michael, Ron and all of you potters from the Carolinas can get the real deal BBQ Pulled Pork whenever you want but we're not as lucky up here on the Cape. So I'm making my own for tomorrow's Sunday Dinner with friends. I don't have a pit or any good smoking wood so it's going in the oven for a long, slow roasting at about 275º. It's still good but can't compare to what you Southern potters can get. And I'm combining BBQ styles since I have some sauce from The Salt Lick which is located near my future home town. I'll let you know how it is.
In the meantime, here are some pictures of the last round of pots for this cycle. I'm hoping that everything is dry enough for me to fire a bisque on Monday. If all goes well I'll be able to get everything glazed up by Tuesday night and get the kiln back on. A Wednesday firing might be more realistic. Either way I'm excited to have some new pots by the Holiday Weekend.
First up are some small squared mugs with some fresh slip...yummy. They'll get the rest of the decoration tomorrow.
Here are the tumblers I threw the other day that might be too large...perhaps they are now small vases. Next to them are some more mugs with some more of that bright yellow underglaze.
If all goes well maybe we'll get a picture of some pulled pork up on the blog tomorrow. Anyone have a favorite cole slaw recipe to go along with BBQ? Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Euro Cup 2008