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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Gas Kiln Firing 12-5-09

Here's what came out of the kiln. I did a lot of experimenting with glaze and glaze combinations. I also experimented with designs for three tile installations I want to do. This was a pretty successful firing. I like what the clay did and I like what the glazes did. I tried a bit of a reduction starting at ^02 and ending at ^1. Then I fired in oxidation to ^6. 

3 comments:

rox said...

second large sculpture that cracked in the glaze firing.

IF you don't already, do fire on a bed of grog. Get some big grog. OR little. Doesn't matter but letting the thing roll on little clay ball bearings might help. Rox in OR

rox said...

oh boy, I see where you are going with the bead pourer! I live in the town of Fire Mountain Gems. Have you shopped there?
THE BAD THING IS that I have to shop as you do, on line! When they were little and out in Cave Junction, a person could go in and shop. NOT NOW!

Rox in GRANTS PASS OREGON!

OUR DAUGHTER WENT TO SCHOOL IN LAS CRUCES!

aims said...

Is the pig snout what you are talking about? I do see the crack and have watched my brother's face when he takes something out of the kiln to find a crack in it.

Almost - heartbreaking.