We had snow yesterday afternoon, and the temp has kept hovering around 33 degrees....not enough to melt the snow off the satellite dish we need to get the internet in our remote location. So, I'm only online now because I am at my daughter's restaurant.
Just a note on the website, http://dianelou.com ....I haven't figured out the intricacies of the purchase gallery and paypal buttons yet, so please be patient on that bit.
On Saturday we start loading the East Creek anagama kiln, a process that takes two days. The weather doesn't look too favorable...chilly, possibly snowy. Usually 20-50 people are involved. The firing starts goes Wednesday night through Saturday afternoon, then the kiln cools for a week (it takes 6 cords of wood to fire and holds about 500 pots and takes a while to cool), so the opening will be the following Saturday. We'll have 3 kilns going....a pit fire, the big anagama, and the "caboose", another wood-fired kiln. Can you spell "pyromaniacs"? Everyone is just in heaven....:)
I'll be back with art in a day or so.
Oaxaca in December
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