Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer is in the air! Time to prduce pots!

Got some good pots out of the last 2 firings! I am still working on glaze tests towards a glaze book that will be out someday! At the rate of success I am having it will be at least 10 years! :)

I have finally figured out these forced air burners at George Fox. I have had to slow down the my heat rise in the last 5 hours of the firing by keeping the kiln reducing. So much air flows through these forced air burners that this seems to be the only way to get the results I am looking for. If I don't do this the glazes will look dull and under-fired (un-melted). This tip came from Dan wheeler and Mathew Patton, Thanks guys! I have posted a bunch of new pots on etsy and have taken a large load of work to mossy creek pottery! I am excited to see how my work does this year.