Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Unloading the kiln
Mark took out this plate and I wanted a quick shot- funny the only wall space was next to this wall vase which still has a patina of smoke on it.
There were a lot of pots that were coated with smoke and creosote from the fire.
The best part was most of the pots just needed to be run through a bisque fire to burn that all away.
But this piece, a commercial wall vase, took on a look we like so we keep it smoke and all.
Back to the kiln load.
Most all was good and it is sanded, priced and in the studio.
I did lose a jar to the green crawl......
Who knows why- the lid came out great and this glaze did not crawl on anything else.
Who knows- I guess you have to sacrifice something up to the kiln gods.
So here is Mark's plate without company.
The electric kin is cooling.
Fingers crossed, I have some of sister Lee's first tiles inside.
The pressure in on!