Tuesday, June 26, 2007
nasty bits, part four
So, here we see that yes indeed, the house was originally a little log cabin. Somebody dug a hole, laid a million rocks for a foundation, then cut logs by hand and made a house. Neato! Except for the new electric wires, our basement looks much as did in 1865, except dirtier.
OK, me and my piles. I have bags of glaze ingredients all over the basement, and boxes of clay too. For example, the red-brown bag has Spanish red iron oxide. Lastly you see the measuring scale. Glaze ingredients are powders of silica, kaolin, frits, limestone, talc etc, with oxides like cobalt or iron or nickel or copper or commercial colorants added to make colors.
This is probably my most boring series of posts ever, but it makes a change, right?