this morning [as is our wont] we wandered to the Barossa Farmers Market.
there, among other things we found the hard-working growers of excellent tomatoes.
they were selling their produce at $12 per box. of course we invested.
as soon as we had arrived home with this bounty i chopped a heap into a pyrex dish and put them to cook very slowly in the oven.
after a cup of tea i rushed off to my porcelain class and forgot all about the tomatoes.
in class we trimmed work from previous sessions, de-dusted our bisque-fired work and dipped things cheerfully in glaze.
Ying Qing to be precise.
it was wonderful to watch the glaze turn from shiny wet to soft eggshell.
some time during the week they will be fired.
i'm rather pleased with that bowl. it's no masterpiece but
it was produced during my second attempt at wheel-throwing [or whatever the correct term is] and at least looks like a bowl and not just a pile of stuff
i had a truly splendid afternoon in my porcelain class.
much, much later i remembered the tomatoes, stewing in their tomb.
there could have been a disaster, but wasn't.
so i can tell you [in case you need to know] that about 3kg tomatoes chopped into a pyrex dish, seasoned with sea salt, black pepper and a vigorous grating of palm sugar and baked for 7 hours at 100 degrees Celsius makes a jolly good topping for toast