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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More Raku

Yesterday was another Raku day and was it hot! And I mean the weather as well as the kiln!

Summer and her friend Leanne came over for a couple of days of art. On Sunday evening they got themselves outfitted from my drawer of second hand clothes and went potting in the studio. On Monday morning they had to decide whether to sew or pot first. They opted for sewing and all went well until Leanne cut her finger with the rotary cutter. Three hours and three stitches later they were back at sewing (I handled the rotary cutter for Leanne this time).

Here is Leanne with her bag and Summer in the background trying to finish the cushion for her mother's birthday. She did get it finished before she had to leave but I forgot to take a photo. It was white and burgundy nine patches with burgundy sashing.

It turns out that you can still do pottery with stitches if you wait one day and then wear a rubber glove.


Quilt Pixie said...

are you sure you're not firing that pottery by setting it on the driveway to bake? :-)

Pam said...

I bet your grandchildren and their friends think your house is the coolest place on earth to hang out for the summer!!

Can I come and do Raku too :))

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Quilting and pottery all in the same visit....sounds like fun to me.

Rotary cutters are weapons and can hurt, yesterday I dropped mine on my toes and have a small cut. I was lucky. I wish Leanne well!

meggie said...

Goodness, it is all go at your place!
My daughter & I laughed when we read about a woman who got carted off in an ambulance the first time she used a Rotary cutter.... until my granddaughter cut her finger! No stitches were needed, but it taught me to always lock the cutter, & remove it from the reach of small children.

Lily said...

Wow that is hot work! But fun, fun, fun. Glad the 'war wound' wasn't too serious!