Today I went up to the City of Industry in the LA area to reclaim two of my kilns. They went into the hospital at Laguna Clay Company suffering from exhaustion. After some time spent at the spa and a minor operation, both have recuperated beautifully! I’m so glad to have them back in my studio.
When I was growing up, I never understood why my dad was gleeful when he got a new tool for Christmas. Now I do. Don’t get me wrong. I like sparkly things, too. But I felt bereft while my kilns were gone. Diamonds might be forever, but they can’t be set without good tools.