Tuesday, 16 September 2008
My day started out at around 7:30 this morning. Dave did a demo this morning at about ten and I got a few things done before then. After the demo I went and talked to my parents on skype for a bit. I woke them up actually. I am sure they were glad to talk to me though. It was after lunch before I really started to get some work done. I turned a big mixing bowl and tried out some new forms, but the most exciting thing I did was make up some slip for trailing. I trailed a bit in England and loved it so I was real pumped about getting some more done. I used the darked clay body we have called tam bau. Mixed it real wet and put it in a trailer. It worked great on my pots. After supper tonight we had a Chinese history class which seemed pointless because the guy teaching could barely speak english. I got a bit, but missed probably 90% because I could not understand his words. Tomorrow Jeff is going to demo. I really like that guy. He showed me how to do all of the trailing stuff today and was very helpful to others as well. I am excited to see what he does in the demo. I am starting to get a daily routine now. It is nice to have that feeling of knowing what is coming again.