Friday, August 14, 2009

first semi-solo firing part II

this firing was definitely a learning experience...although we followed john's firing log there were a few things that were missing. the biggest missing piece was how long he stayed in reduction. when the kiln door was unbricked it was obvious we didnt reduce enough. the shino's were pale and lifeless. those pots will get a second chance in the next gas firing or will be saved for a wood fire opportunity. the pictures below are of some pots done in temmoku, blue ash and temple white...those glazes came out fine for the most part. two of the ovals are temmoku, temple orange, robins egg and one is tem, orange and celadon.

i am not discouraged by this firing...i KNOW the next one will be FABULOUS.

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