Monday, November 14, 2011

Stacking a Little Different in Firing #21



Lots of shino glaze in this kiln load. Levi made a series of pots from large to small, and we decided to glaze them in a shino glaze that we've had success with in the past. With the larger ones, we dunked them on their side into half of a blue plastic barrel filled with the glaze.

We stacked this kiln pretty tightly, and in the very front we decided to stack shelves to the left and right of a couple of big pots in the middle, something we've never done. I'm thinking a lot of the flame will be traveling down the middle of the kiln to start with and around the big pots in the middle.

We'll see how it works.






'Rita' wanted to see the progress.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Few Tree Vases


Here's some of my latest tree vases:



Highwater Brownstone clay, red iron oxide stain
12 1/2" tall by 8 1/2" wide, electric kiln, $195





Highwater Brownstone clay, red iron oxide stain
9" tall by 10" wide, electric kiln, $195
, SOLD




Highwater Brownstone clay, red iron oxide stain
8" tall by 8 1/2" wide, electric kiln, $150





Hand-dug local clay, natural ash glaze and patina
12" tall by 9" wide, wood-fired, $250





Hand-dug local clay, natural ash glaze and patina
10" tall by 9.5" wide, wood-fired, $195




Hand-dug local clay, natural ash glaze and patina
11 1/2" tall by 8.5" wide, wood fired, $195


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Road Trip to Pensacola



On our way to Pensacola, we stopped at
a rest area in Alabama. Mary connected
to her roots.