I have discovered a very useful product - ceramic paper. It is a very thin (1mm) form of ceramic fibre. I am going to use it to cover my kiln shelves when I fire all the tiny pieces for my mini installation. Most suppliers have it. I bought mine from Blackwattle Pottery Supplies and they rate theirs to 1400C but Keane Ceramics have one rated to 1260C. Here is a link to their illustration of the product: Here
Naturally take precautions when handling it.. I put on gloves and a mask when cutting it to size for my shelves.
I used it even though I do have kiln wash on my shelves to protect them... its just that what I am firing will stain the shelves and with so many to fire it is worth the cost of the ceramic paper to give that extra protection.
The shop that stocks my pots, Fred and Co has a theme of black and white but on occasion will stock some blue so I'm hoping the owner likes these little pouring jars.
the wet weather has fined up at last though the state of Queensland could be in for a cyclone this week. Sometimes the cyclone becomes a rain event and travels down south to us.. I hope it relieves some of the drought areas up north and gives us a miss.
The bricks outside my studio are growing moss. It usually only grows at the end of winter but again with all the rain the moss is sprouting.
Our palm trees have loved the rain and are flowering ...
I'll let you know next week how the bowls fire. Fingers crossed.