First, the good news. Spring is on the way! We thought that we were going to have to slog through the snow while loading the kiln, but most of the white has given way to brown and (possibly imagined) green.
Joe and I are also excited about the pieces we have ready for this firing. What we are missing in quantity in this firing (it will certainly be loosely stacked!) we are making up for in quality. Here is a mini-preview of pots for the March 2010:
large serving bowl
We have had a bit of a rough week here at Windy Ridge--we lost our sweet kitty Miss Priss on Thursday when she was hit by a car. We miss her shoulder-riding, acrobatics in the barn rafters, and readiness to snuggle. When we brought Winks and Miss Priss home two years ago, I remember telling myself that barn cats sometime have short lives, but it's hard to be consoled by that thought right now.