We are so excited, the lovely, bright and shiny new kiln arrived on Monday!
And what a drama it was too! The driver of the transport truck called up mid morning a bit concerned about our road….it was a bit icy! I found out he was actually using a 5 ton, huge monster transport truck….like really big! but he assured me he had good tires!!! next phone call: he’s stuck, so we called the guys at the bottom of the road that do this kind of work….even they got stuck!!! a few more phone calls and it was decided that the kiln should be taken back to Sydney (an hour away!) and we’d figure out plan B later! Terry and I had lunch, and so it was about 2 hours after the beginning of this saga, we were just about to head down the hill, to go to town, but also to make sure the poor guy wasn’t still stuck there! Just then, the monster truck appeared at the top of our somewhat steep driveway, we were amazed to say the least!
Isn’t that a beauty of a kiln…..came from Pottery Supply House, in Oakville, it has a 10 cubic foot capacity, and this wonderful ‘halo handle’ – which enables a single person to lift the quite heavy lid with some ease…..they can be a real problem – the lid on my old one has a pulley system that Terry rigged up! It’s also computerized, and Terry has mounted the computer on the wall just behind where he is standing…..now we just have to try to understand how the hell we fire the thing!!! no switches, no kiln sitter….ahhhhh…..and a very daunting manual to absorb! Thankfully it’s a slow time of year in the studio, so we have some time to figure it all out!