Thursday, June 3, 2010

June Pots














Even with the strom that blew through this was a good firing.
Mark did find and plug a hole that was in the flue.
The hole was at least 1 inch x 10 inches hiding under some soft brick.
He plugged it up using some castable.
It seemed to him that the kiln had a better draw, providing a better air flow through the kiln.
The Iron red glaze, which had been coming out really muddy was so much better through out the kiln.
The other glazes seemed richer as well.
Seems a good idea to check all aroung an old gas kiln before firing.
Who knows how long the hole was there.
But after this firing it will be hard to tear this kiln down.
It is worthy of a few more firing.
Stop by if you are in Seagove this weekend !

12 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

Looks to me like you should wait for storms to come before firing! Those are some very rich looking glazes, nice firing!!!! I gotta get down there and do some shopping !!!!

Hollis Engley said...

Looks like very good firing, Meredith. Good for you guys. Love that ash glaze.

Shortstuff said...

Oooohhh...I see lots of pretty things I like.

jimgottuso said...

congrats on a successful firing... i love those fluted vases, yum. it's amazing what a little better draft can do. like the difference between a pale ale draft and a bud light draft (yuk!)

Michael Mahan said...

You guys make some nice pots. We had a customer the other day who said you were firing during a storm.

Linda Starr said...

Beautiful results, love the lidded jars and the last covered dish is yummy.

Mr. Young's Art said...

I especially like the top left and the top center... those two pieces are sweeeeet!

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

Looks like a very sweet firing. There are some gorgeous pots in there!

FetishGhost said...

I'd be a very happy camper opening a kiln and seeing a whole kiln load of racers like that!
I'm with Jim, those fluted vases are gorgeous!

Judy Shreve said...

What a great firing! I love the butter dish! Wish I were close enough to come shopping . . .

cookingwithgas said...

Hey- thanks all and around here we don't have any bud light or lite.
We like our beer like we like our draft- solid and sound.

cindy shake said...

LOOK at that BEAUTIFUL kiln load! The photos just kept getting better and better! So wonderful and SO SUCCESSFUL :o) I'm in awe.