It's fun to see all my work grouped together. Kinda looks like some strange garden. It gives me good ideas for future projects.
Bisque firing my work for the wood kiln. I fire my work twice. This first time to harden the clay so I can glaze it, and second is the glaze fire, in this case, the wood fire.
It's Friday and I'm sitting in a field in Germany and firing a kiln and that's great.
The kiln it's a kiln we're filling the kiln: lots of people firing lots people's pots. Reinhard Frank Klaus Hendrik Nora (DE) Mia (DN) Margaret (CH) Monika (CZ) Erik (AT?) I've been here before. A kiln holding a good cubic meter of pots and pots.
On Wednesday and Thursday we filled the kiln with pots. Today Friday 6 a.m. we they started the firing. Friday 6 a.m. till Monday 6 a.m., 72 hours of 24 hours-a-day firing. Someone here on watch more than watch work.
Wood firing why am I wood firing it's weeks of working to make two suitcases of good-enough pots, two suitcases with a half-day of the train and the train and the train an a bus and a car to the kiln, two suitcases of pots which are some tests and some are using clays or glazes I know from before.
And we pack the kiln together, our pots go in in a mix, a mix of front and back and through all of them the fire will go. And we fire the kiln together one person in charge after another but always welcome backseat drivers. And so the decisions, how fast the fire goes how high the fire goes. And so the problems, if the rise in temperature stops at a given level i.e. could be like right as I write this 120˚ C. An hour of adding wood, or less wood, bigger smaller, into the firebox or just a little, closing dampers, and and. What should we do when the temperature sticks? it's let's try this that. Ideal for the first 24 hours: 10 degrees per hour, each hour. After that it gets steeper, after that it gets to 1360˚C for a few hours. 1360˚C of heat across more than a cubic meter of volume the whole of it, the cups and too the shelves on which the cups sit, the posts which hold the shelves, the walls of the kiln, the floor of the kiln, all of it consuming heat and radiating likewise.
And all of this for pots that lots of people don't like think are dirty but am I making it for them and I making pots for me am I even making good pots? I'm making good work, or at least work.
The Perfect Petite Mug. In mocha shino and seafoam satin with exposed clay. This #lagunaclay is so beautiful, it looks like sand. The mug is intentionally sized a bit smaller than typical mug so that your coffee doesn’t get cold. It feels so good in your hand. This afternoon these and a bunch more in different glazes are headed to The Wooden Trout Art Gallery in @agoradowntownmarkethburg. Go get em before their gone!
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