A quick update to let everyone know about our kiln opening & pottery sale this Saturday, April 20, 11-3, come if you can! Experience the thrill of unloading warm pots straight outa the kiln! Meet the artists! Oggle and caress!
Oh. I’m tired.
Here are some random photos of the loading & firing of the past couple weeks. And the poster with all the deets about how & where to find us on Saturday. Here’s hoping the firing — about 48 hrs shorter than usual because we reached temperature (2400 F) throughout the kiln by Friday — was successful!. (Except for you, Contesters, let’s hope your pieces suck!)
[Photos via everyone but me.]
A variety of lovely wares waiting to be loaded.
Kat glazing. Correct glaze chemistry is important for good results.
Fitting in all 800 or so pieces is a feat of patience and sophisticated engineering. Or so I like to believe.
How ever will we get everything in here, with larger pieces like this toward the front (fire) and more delicate glazed pieces toward the back?
These cones all melt at different temperatures and act as somewhat of a pyrometer inside the kiln during firing.
Door at the front of the kiln where the fire box is located.
Mike and I feeding the beast from both sides with wood dropped through two side ports.
Becoming one with dirt and fire after six hours of this @ 2200 F.
Collection of kiln goddesses guarding side door.
Jann tending side port.