Along with unloading the pieces, we had to buff the bottom then stick all the Oribe ware into a liquid concoction to help the green become more brilliant and the cracks appear in the clear glaze. They have to soak for one day and then I get to admire them!
After we were finished with kiln work, I made some large spoons for the studio. I am getting a lot better at this slab mold work I must say.
It was a beautiful day in Seto and I couldn't help but go for a walk, which led into a hike up a mountain!! I was in search of the waterfall Sensei was talking about and I came across a hiking path. I decided to take it and it led me through the woods and up the mountain. It was quite a workout but we'll worth if! The sights and the veiw were spectacular!! I took a time lapse video up part of the trail and will have to post if when I get access to a computer. The trail kept going further than I went and if I get more free time while here, I would love to see where the trail goes. I was just filled with joy and energy as I kept trekking. Just the sounds of the river and the small waterfalls I found, the birds, rustling of the trees, it was beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
When I returned I trimmed the spoons I made earlier and just got to hang out and chat with everyone else. It was a good day and I am excited to see what this week brings! Sending you my best!