Next time a chequered floor
What a flipping day it has been and the ‘to do’ list is still as long as my arm! So I didn’t unpack the kiln till this afternoon, blimey what a vision! That shiny glazed jug you see is a re-fire so don’t get too excited about that. It’s blooming exciting though even though it’s all over the place. So many things to change next time. Let me at it I want to do it again now!
Here are all the ducks. The heat did not in any way shape or form circulate before it went up the chimney. It hit the fronts of the pots and then made it’s merry way skywards. So I have some lovely fronts to some pots, properly melted and the same pots have backs that look like the glaze would still wash off.
Almost all are dunted
but I could hear that happening as I was trying to clam it up. I was expecting that because of the amazing amount of holes in there. I might invest in some ceramic fibre or just spend a bit longer building it next time and splat some clay in the gaps.
This little jug below is the best I think. I know way too much ash flying through from the fire box but I’ll know that for next time. Lots of blistering on the pots that did have melted glaze but look at the clay on that little jug. Yummy. I want another go, rebuilding it a bit first though. I still can’t believe the glaze melted at all, that is just marvelous.
New pots out of the electric kiln too, I love this one.
I’ve been trying to sort myself out for the weekend today. Spring Fling
is upon us again. It does fly around so very fast. With Paul’s help I got my plates hung on the
wall of the barn. The big chargers are up outside too, but they look so small up on those huge walls.
I might not be back now until next week, but I’ll try to call in and let you know how it goes. I’m just putting together a bit of blurb about the
whole wood firing thing for people to see when they are at the kiln site as of course I can’t be in two places at the one time. My wee sister is coming over to give me a hand tomorrow so that’ll
be fun. She’s is brilliant at talking to people so she’ll help man the fort.