I was away for the weekend, visiting with my friends in Miami... Being exhausted after 3 nights of staying up past my bedtime, I was pretty tired when I got back home. But the first thing I did when I dropped my bags was check out the pottery studio. When I left I had a few pieces drying so they could be bisque fired when I returned.
So, as tired as I was, I somehow found the energy to load up Penelope (the name I've given my kiln) and fire her up. I'm still waiting for Penelope to cool down so I can lift the lid and see if everything survived. The anticipation is great right now. But the anticipation of this firing is dwarfed by the anticipation for my next firing... My next firing will be my first glaze firing in Penelope. I am nervous, but greatly motivated to get to this step in the process for the first time.
I have no idea what to expect, but I do hope the effort leading up to this will all be worth it. Regardless of the outcome, I recognize my passion, because seeing my studio last night after being away truly did fire me up.
I'll share my fired pieces tomorrow in a new blog post! Cross your fingers and say a little prayer that the Kiln Gods are good to me!