I collected some samples from the landslip on Tuesday.
I minced them up into little sippets on Wednesday, looking for stones and damping them down.
They soaked on Thursday.
At the crack of dawn on Friday the tesserae were glazed and jigged into the kiln. They don’t need too much head space, so to get extra shelves a couple of old biscuit fired dinner plates were called into service.
This evening (Friday) the clays got a preliminary wedge. The dark grey, brown and coral/orange are fine as fine, the blue more grainy. The purple red is going to be a bit of a pig and if I’d any sense I would not have collected it, but who could resist such a lovely colour? I finished at midnight.
Tomorrow (well today) will be crack of dawn again – to see how the tesserae got on.