I'm in need of new bead racks. Here is my typical set up:
Over the years I've made different / additional slats as needed resulting in a mismash of heights and lengths. Add to that periodic breakage and it has become a time consuming task to set up each shelf as I'm glazing beads. So, inspired by instructions provided by fellow ceramic bead artists over at Golem Studio , I'm starting out fresh and making all new slats. My first trial is firing today:
This trial slat is only about 6 inches long. It is sitting across two clay support slats to check for possible slumping.
Today, I am grateful for my small kiln. It was given to me by my late Aunt Betty and as far as I can guess, she purchased it in the 70's. Here it is finally given a permanent home in my garage studio. In the past I just moved it from place to place when firing it.
What are you grateful for today?