Two Firsts

I have been makeing bread off and on for several years now.  I have the best luck with a basic white loaf made in a boule shape.  Last week I bought a delicious loaf of mulitgrain bread at the farmers market in town.  It made me want to try baking in a loaf pan and also making a multigrain.  The result was pretty good.  I mixed white and whole wheat flours, added some flax seeds, sunflower seeds, quinoa, steel cut and rolled oats.  I wanted to add some millet but we didn't have any on hand. 

It wasn't overly dense like some of my failed attempts with a pure whole wheat loaf.  I would have liked for it to have been a bit taller.  I'll be making another loaf over the weekend so there's always the next time.

I am firing the salt kiln this weekend along w. 4 other folks who are paying for experience.  I made a few porcelain pots yesterday to include if there is room.  

I'd never thrown porcelain before so it was a first.   I liked it.  I really like that it's white and clean and not brown and muddy!  Ha.  I figure if I ever go over to this sort of thing I want to make thin lipped, sort of off center pots that are all white, no color.  You can see what I tried in the pic there.  We'll see how they look after a coating of salt glaze.

Well that's all for now.  I'll put some info about some upcoming exhibitions later.  Thanks for checking in.