I was, therefore, slightly disappointed to find that they were lying unfired on a shelf. Pauline, le professeur, explained that I had put on the wrong glaze in her absence and she wanted me to wash it off and put on the right one. Basically, I'd chosen a high gloss finish when in fact the right glaze would be a satin finish.
So, over to the sink to wash off the high gloss glaze and thereafter replace it with the correct one. Glad she made me do it.
|Washing off the wrong glaze.|
|Back to pink and drying them off.|
|Applying the clear satin glaze|
|Just the one wall left to glaze.|
That still left me an hour or so to start the draughting out of my HO scale church, the facade of which will be my next ceramic project.
|St Paul and St Louis, Paris|
|44cm high and 28cm wide.|
Wanted to get away from everything at work today, so at lunch-time went outside and sat in the car and half-snoozed while listening to Radio 3.
As so often, I joined a broadcast mid-way through a piece, this time a piano trio, and tried to work out who'd composed it..
It was a beautiful and lyrical piece and reminded me of our many summer holidays in France. Therefore, I thought and hoped it was by a French composer. I thought maybe Faure or Ravel.
In fact it was by the Czech, Dvorak: his Piano Trio in F minor, op 65.
|I like this photo of the Lom piano trio.|
Last night's dinner:
My philosophical neighbour:
Yesterday, I bumped into one of my neighbours outside in the street as I was getting out of the car - quite a philosophical kind of chap.
After exchanging a few pleasantries he said, portentously: "Remember, the bottom line is this: one must always guard against self-deception." And with that he was off.
I related this incident to a colleague today. He said, "Do you think he was insinuating something?"