Sunday, March 1, 2009

Melt Down!

So fire scooter was cancelled due to the universe making it quite clear that fire and I need to learn to get along calmly, before we can go crazy together. You see I had a glass kiln signed out in order to do some kiln casting. This is not a exceptional occurrence. What is exceptional is the fact that my molds fell over in the kiln, spilling molten glass all over the floor of the kiln. Can we say Big F*ck up? Anyways after the initial panic and trying to fix a very bad situation four very good friends helped me right the molds and get back on track. But I have to say adjusting/righting molds full of glass and and bricks in a top loading kiln at 1550 F is not an experience I care to repeat. I am glad to report no serious burns only a sensitive spot on the top of my head where the heat got the best of my flesh. I am hoping that I will be able to get the glass off the bottom of the kiln as soon as it cools. I was told a putty knife should take care of it; and I certainly hope so otherwise I am going to be in deep shit. So as of now Fire scooter has been rescheduled for this Friday, barring anymore signs from the universe. I'll post pictures of the melt down after I crack the kiln tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Buckle Down!

So I have way to much work to do; it's a bit ridiculous. That being said I am a casting machine. The slip-casting is going well it is taking longer than I thought,(about 40 min from pouring slip into mold till I can crack it and remove object) but I am digging on the new style of work. I think it has a lot of potential if I can just make enough for senior show. I have found an interesting side affect of the castings are the flashing that I cut off. Now I just need to find a use for them.

Critique was stressful today. It never seems like I can get enough work done to make myself or Albion happy. I guess I am just going to have to buckle down more. My social life is starting to look like a thing of the past; balance is just not in the cards right now.

In other news Fire Scooter is this Saturday. I can't wait I need to blow off some stress. Plus I just found out in addition to the torches my friend Wunetu has some firecrackers. I'll post pictures of the epic event after it happens. Wish me luck and a fire extinguisher!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


So I'm killing time by creating a blog instead of slip-casting for my senior show in May. Woo-hoo. I don't feel too bad though because I've just finished casting glass, which was a productive good time. I'll make this blog more pretty when I get home tonight.