Friday, November 17, 2006

Late, Late, Late

Milk in a tupperware glass, no music. It's lunchtime--and late for that. It has been a busy morning in the studio so far with inventory of the etched and unetched glassware, a load in the medium kiln and a visitor. Another artist who paints wine glasses and fires them in a kiln came and took some of my unetched glassware off my hands today. Unfortunately she didn't want the margarita glasses or most of my wine glass styles so I still have several cases of those left. Anyone need 4 dozen Libby's margarita glasses?

And now several more hours have passed and the day is over. Three kiln loads in, and prep work done for a "Weekend in the Studio" I have scheduled for tomorrow. I have someone coming from Chicago to spend a weekend in the glass studio. It will be a combination class/project/mini-apprenticeship. She will get to take home something cool she made, and I will work her fingers to the bone helping me get two other kiln loads in. She will fill frit jars, grind circles, wash pieces for slumping, crush glass in a pillowcase with a hammer, and other fun studio chores! There are restaurants (Charlie Trotter's in Chicago, for one) where you can work in the kitchen for a day. I don't remember if you have to pay, or if you just have to be vetted for skills beforehand, but I do know someone who chopped green beans there for an afternoon...

I did end up doing a final firing schedule this morning (that's what I was doing instead of posting) and I am much more balanced and relaxed this evening because of it. I even followed it and put in the first packed-to-the-gunwales load in over a week! Now I am downing tools, clearing off the table and getting ready for the pepperoni pizza my family went out to slay for dinner. They should be back soon and I'll have the hot coals waiting.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will take two pieces, please. I have sold my first order of fused glass to a store. Yippee!! It is one of the stores that carries Chrissies jewelry and she likes my dichroic pendants and wanted anything else that I made with dichroic. Hope she can sell it.

Have a great Thanksgiving!
MONYMAN

ren said...

i could use 4 dozen margarita glasses but you wouldn't want to see me after i used them...heh.

and i will totally come work in your studio if it means i get to smash glass. i am good at that!

have a good and busy weekend!

Bill Paley said...

Pizza? But you don't live in Chicago...

Jodi said...

I'm working this weekend too, but only for a few hours. I hope you get some rest.