Thank goodness though.
I've done enough soft cleaning this past few days to last me a lifetime. Despite that, it will be another two days before I've finished. This highlights yet another drawback to moving down a scale from 1/12th to 1/24th...... it takes sooooo many more smaller pieces to fill my kiln.
Also the individual pieces are incredibly delicate, especially in their fragile soft-fired state and I have to handle them so carefully that all the muscles in my arms, neck and shoulders go into painful spasms, necessitating frequent breaks.
The only upside is that I can put my brain in neutral, go on automatic pilot and give myself over to listening the radio.
And of course the sense of achievement when I'm finally finished the whole batch and can load everything into the kiln for its bisque firing. Probably around the middle of next week.
And speaking of hopeful, I do hope that the bottle I put in the fridge earlier this afternoon is now thoroughly chilled and ready for opening.