Life is good when you have mentors and instructors to help guide you as you grope along your artistic journey. Life is even better when you have a person who watches over a kiln for you.
Julie Isaacson is my Kiln Goddess and an incredibly gifted artist also, as her work shows, both here and here. Recently she was part of the Travis Heights Art Trail and it gave me a chance to buy one of her "Banana Boats". That's definitely not what she calls them but that's what will be going in it.