Treasures

Exploring the new studio space has unearthed previous tenants’ work, odd beach fired pieces, former flower pots, a large tupperware container of barium carbonate[1], and this:

Most hilarious concept ever. Or perhaps I have an odd sense of humour.

I had no idea such a contraption could exist. I am delighted to find that it does, and that I have access to one. I have no idea what I would make with it, apart from very small things, or even how safe it would be to use (ventilation would be a problem, for a start…), but I think I’ve found a really fun post-Christmas thing to investigate.

[1] Barium makes very, very pretty glazes. It is also highly toxic, and while it is possible to make food-safe glazes containing the stuff, you will probably never manage a potter-safe glaze. I have no sweet clue what it’s doing in there. If whichever past co-ordinator hid it away wanted to restrict access to it, why not stash it in the office?

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2 thoughts on “Treasures”

    1. Afraid not. :-(

      I only had the time to get ready for one show this season; I’ll be at the Christmas Craft Fair at the Arts and Culture Centre from the 18th to the 21st of November.

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