13 February 2016

Back online and the project continues

We have been without internet at home for two weeks!

A thunderstorm in the area put out phones and internet and it has taken Telstra all this time to get us reconnected! We also needed to buy a new modem but we couldn't tell until they fixed the connection...

So that has meant no blogging and limited time on Facebook too...

But hey, we are back now...

The secret project continues...  I worked in the kitchen while the kiln was firing a bisque

working on the kitchen table... some handy tools, some bought and some gifts and some found



The bisque included some new bead rack type supports which I have coated with kiln wash today

The new ones are the taller cones in the middle of this picture..




















 these are the first of the bottle pourers through the glaze firing



















The rest of the pourers were in the latest bisque firing and I plan on glazing these and some of my special project pieces tomorrow.

The weather has dried out and warmed up again bringing out many extra flowers and ripening the berries on our palm trees and lillypilly trees



it makes for a colourful time in the garden..

fingers crossed for the next glaze firing and I've almost completed the initial making of the number of pieces needed for the special project...

5 comments:

Barbara R. said...

Welcome back. Love the berries...never heard of a lillypilly, and it's delightful sounding! We've been dealing with below freezing weather in North Carolina, so I welcome the news of blooming anything!

Anna said...

Hi Barbara thanks for the welcome back :) you don't realise how much of life revolves around the internet these days til you are without it.
The lillypilly are great trees and come in all sizes from dwarf to huge. The berries can be used to make jelly but I haven't tried yet.. one of these days.

Linda Starr said...

love the bottle with the blue squares, what are the pink berries ?

Linda Starr said...

oh I just looked it up, it's lillypilly, wonderful color

Anna said...

Hi Linda thanks, I have the bottle in this glaze firing so fingers crossed and yes the Lillypilly has great colour. Its berries and its new leaves.