Glass vs Coffee
Italians are not just famous for their magnificent glass. They are of course even more famous for coffee. What would the world be without the word ‘cappuccino`? Here in the studio we maintain a healthy balance between the need for coffee and the desire to work with glass. Recently a little glass vs. coffee event presented itself in the studio when the placing of the new coffee machine caused quite a stir. Stirring in this case is not in the coffee cup but the reorganising of the whole studio layout including all the kilns.
The precious kilns, all five of them, had to be rearranged to create a sensible coffee station outside of the glass zone. My biggest kiln, Sirius A (B is not in working condition) had to be moved out of the main studio into the back studio. In the back studio Big Bertha had to make her way completely out of the studio to share one of the outside shipping containers with two other outcasts, Workhorse and Dumbo. And my first and most reliable little baby kiln Sweetie Pie had to move in and out and waltzing all around the others until she was back in place, only one meter from her previous position. The back-breaking and nerve-wrecking exercise took some preparation - two sets of double doors had to be removed from their frames, everything that was possibly in the way of the big kilns had to be moved, a trailer had to be hauled in, extra hands called in and all the electrical cabling had to be undone. In this case, all cables are most certainly not created equal.
Introducing our newest family member, Fabio Grande in a reflective mood.
I somehow had the presence of mind to take a few video clips and even though it does not show the kiln wheels getting stuck or just falling off completely, or my frayed nerves as my world is spun around, it captures a moment in time when coffee seized the day and my glass world obliged. And together they lived happily ever after. The End.
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