The workshop is warming up, at last. It is now pleasurable to sit and throw with the door open, enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the woodpeckers showing off.
I am in full scale production mode, ready for Open Studios. Many "open" cups, bowls and small bowls are lining up in the sunshine to dry. I am throwing tall cylinders today,turning and decorating with slip tomorrow.
I had quite an exciting discovery this morning, the house next door to my workshop is being renovated. The builders have today removed the wooden laths from the roof. A huge pile of slim, dry, foot long pieces were winking at me all day.
Just before I left, I asked the builders if I could help recycle the laths. When I explained that they would be used to help my wood kiln reach maximum temperature as quickly as possibe, they were delighted to help, and promised another load tomorrow.