Production Has Frozen

It’s a good thing that the weather in Portland has been much milder than that which we experienced during the Snowpocalypse a year ago.  I finished the last of any important casting last weekend, but I was still pouring some of my cup molds just to fill the gaps yesterday afternoon when temperatures finally dipped below freezing.  I now know what happens to slip cast items when they are left to freeze in their mold.. the mold freezes together and the clay item develops fissures of lightning shaped ice.  playing with dolls

I am curious to see what the frozen items look  like after they thaw and are fired, but it’s obvious that if I won’t be doing  any more casting this season until after the Crafty Wonderland show this Sunday when I will have the chance to move some of the casting operation into the second basement for a couple weeks.


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