Here it is 2021, and time has flown by even with the pandemic event. We have been pretty well isolated. trying to stay safe. I still am highly involved in the pottery, but met with a set back in November when my 36+ year old kiln finally reached the point of no return. I have kept it repaired over the years, but when it failed in the middle of a glaze firing I found that too many electrical components needed replacing. Considering the work and cost of parts it was determined by my wife that I should buy a new kiln. I have a new L&L with all of the bells and whistles on order since January, and should receive it by May. I hope to get back to making pots soon, as I need to clean out the old kiln and another kiln that was just too small to make room for the new one. At the same time I will need to store the half fired pieces to finish firing in the new kiln.
The last three images here show more shaping, and refinement to the form, the thickening of the top rim and the refinement of the rim. The last image shows the bottom of the pot before trimming.