Christmas isn't the only fast-approaching date. There has been a lot going on... kilns, parties, filming, shopping, eating, and just a few deadlines. Below are a few snapshots of my December. I hope yours has been as busy and satisfying.
Above image clockwise from the top left:
I filled and fired the biggest kiln at the Canberra Glassworks. I could have lied down in it - but I didn't.
This time I'm sitting in James Turrell's Within Without 'skyspace' which I ducked into for a breather before heading into the Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery to do some Christmas Shopping.
Checking the kiln temperature. One of the first things I do when getting into the Canberra Glassworks in the morning is check the temperature of kilns I have firing. (and maybe give them a word of encouragement!)
One of the artists made a gingerbread house - can you see the 'glass' windows? Tasted great!
For the filming today I needed to take a RAT test. A crew from Sydney came down to film a project from blowing through to sandblasting. Who knows how many seconds, if at all I'll be on it.
I can't help myself taking pictures of glass and light
Below image clockwise from the top left:
Some winged cats tests in a small kiln
Gingerbread stars decorating the trees in Bowen Park (Glassworks Christmas Party)
The aftermath from deinvesting 2 kilns worth of glass
The car kiln stacked and ready to be fired (this took me all day)
Canberra Glassworks community settling in for the Xmas party
Measuring out glass for the firing.