GreenwoodStudio wrote:It's been cold here in Central New York, like REAL cold. About a month ago my studio froze and I lost all the work I had been making due to freezing clay. Heavy snowfall has also made this winter a tough one, and last week my brand new kiln shed structure collapsed under the weight of the snow. Luckily the wood-kiln was unharmed, but what a mess and we'll have to rebuild before we can fire in the spring. So, I was feeling a bit down and couldn't find the motivation to get back into the cold studio.
Finally, I figured if you can't beat 'um, join 'um. I decided to try my hand at some Ice Crackle glaze. I think Jack Frost was pleased and blessed me with a good firing.
Shawn, I'm so sorry to hear about the collapse over your wood-kiln.
I really appreciate the new pieces. I was talking with Petr last night and asked him if he'd read about your frozen pieces or the collapse. He hadn't. He then related to me that he once had the same thing happen, that he had left and had some pieces freeze. This is something I had never considered before you posted it here. Luckily for him, he was able to salvage some of the pieces. I wish you blessings as you get things moving again. Congratulations on the new firing!