Saturday, January 5, 2013

Kiln firings from the end of the semester.

Salt Firing in reduction.

Wood Firing. Candling stage.
Enjoying a clear view of the stars while firing.
Firing kilns is an exciting, nerve-wracking experience for me. I'm always waiting for something to go wrong. But there is nothing quite like firing a kiln that's roaring at well over 2000* F and trying to see if you can outwit it. I only win sometimes. Someday I'll figure it out. It's a funny thing, the juxtaposition of the power and energy of the kiln and the quietly peaceful night sky. It's a good time and place to sit and think about things and rest while you wait for your kiln to (hopefully) finish well.

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