Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Some slip carving

I played around with some slip to make this piece. It is more or less an exploration but I see some potential!

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Kiln

Over the last 6 months I have been working on a new kiln for my ceramics program at Tigard High School. I built a 40cu ft Minnesota Flat Top kiln designed by Nils Lou with minor alterations. It is amazing how hard you will work for something you are passionate about. After over a thousand hours of blood, sweat, and frustration (no tears yet) we are only a gas line away.

However, I have done one very cool thing and that is that I have created a brick by brick CAD model of the kiln with Google sketch-up. Here is a graphic of what I have:

If you are looking into building this kiln shoot me an email and I will get you the files I created.

They are not plans but would really help anyone out that is undertaking such a task!