Kiln Opening Day

It’s always super exciting to open our kiln to see the results of what we’ve been working on for so long.  It takes us a good while to make enough to fill our kiln.  Brian does wheel work while I hand build in another room.  Once everything has dried out for a few days it gets the first bisque firing which takes a full day plus cool down time.  Then we have to glaze everything and that takes a day or two.  The final firing is a full two day process, including cool down.  For someone like me with limited patience, this can be very trying.  🙂  Here’s a sample of what we made this round.

A sampling of Brian’s bowls. I love his double glaze technique.

I’ve been goofing around with melting glass. The larger pieces are ring dishes. The smaller ones will be used in my miniature work as platters and dishes. You can purchase tiny dishes online but they’re super expensive. The smallest bowl is about the size of a dime.

I’ve been playing around with pottery stamps and my newest glaze. I love the blue highlights.




4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. loramahaffey
    May 29, 2017 @ 09:32:52

    Gorgeous! I want the little round coaster thingy with the Dutch heart! So pretty!


  2. loramahaffey
    May 29, 2017 @ 09:34:03

    And I have to say, Brian makes beautiful bowls and he is a good teacher!


  3. Lorraine
    May 29, 2017 @ 12:12:44

    Love them all!


  4. Susan ~ Killam Creative
    Jun 12, 2017 @ 05:18:20

    Ooh, that big blue bowl with the swirl is mesmerizing!


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