Here are some shots- quickly! Before the power goes out! And while I *did* get caught up on orders over the last couple of days, I have to let people know that I might get delayed again due to power outages. Thanks bunches, Sandy.
Wind in the Willows mug set ( I really love this!)
The Mad Hatter for a dear friend:
An elephant! I’d never had a request for an elephant before!
In the Studio
Just thought I would let you know what is up with customs. I was hoping to start sending them out early this week, but as it happens, my kiln decided to blow an element during the first firing of all the custom orders. It was so bad, it burned holes through my fire brick! I do have some snaps I took with my cell phone; I always take a photo of the wiring before working on the kiln as I don’t trust my terrible memory to get the wires put back together correctly. So here are the elements- can you tell which is the old one and which one is the replacement?
I actually had to chip some of the melted element out of my kiln wall. I hated doing that to my pristine kiln wall!
Here is the inside of the control panel. Pretty simple wiring, but it’s always better to have a photo to refer to!
Hopefully my repair worked well, as there is now a glaze firing in progress. Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well and that I have some photos of customs up here in a couple of days!
Thanks so much, and sorry for the delay- I will be working a few extra hours a day to get back on schedule, and I allowed myself a couple of weeks buffer time, so don’t worry- you’ll get your goodies in plenty of time for the holidays!
In the Studio
And this time, RSE’s mascot Russell (the frogdog) has entered a costume contest at Facebook!!
To vote, click on the facebook link below, then click the small red “vote” under his photo- but not the big orange button which takes you to the main contest (you may have to “like” the Petco page before voting).
You can vote once a day. Russell and I both thank you!
Here is the link: Russell the Frogdog
Wow- I’ve kept my mouth shut for a whole 2 weeks! Okay, maybe not on Facebook, but I’m starting to see cobwebs here and I’m not sure if it’s because of the season or the lack of posting!
I’ve been busily at work at your custom orders (thanks again!) and will be busy up until December, getting your goodies ready in time for the holidays. Apart from a few items I had ready and shipped out immediately, the first packages will be going out early next week!
That is not to say I haven’t taken a break now and again to enjoy the beautiful fall weather here in New England- here are some recent photos!
These first two were taken during my son’s Eagle Scout project, on the path to the canal he was rebuilding. Before and after:
Yes, it really is the same canal! Some other fall pics:
These wild turkeys think they run the place! They won’t get out of the way!
And finally, we went to our beloved Simmons Farm’s pig roast fundraiser, and I took a rather gruesome photo, so for those of you with fine sensibilites, I include a link to the photo so you won’t be surprised by it:
Roasted Pig photo
If you did not receive an email from Rising Sun Earthworks today, I’m sorry but I did not draw your name. I drew enough orders to keep me busy for 6-8 weeks, but I will continue to stock a few items a week at my etsy shop, so check there for some of your favorite RSE items!
Thank you to everyone who participated!
In the Studio