Friday, September 10, 2010

let the kiln building begin!

our new arch bricks arrived today!


we were fortunate that the only new bricks we had to order were for the arch... insulating firebrick or so damn expensive...


this gas kiln is going to be half the size of the kiln i had in northwood and will have a catenary arch as opposed to a sprung arch.  smaller means we can fire more often!!



we are also thankful that we didn't have to pour a concrete pad.  blaine avery who was here before us had poured the pad for his kiln.  he had also inlaid these neat little tiles at the corners... this was the only one i could get a picture of because the rest are covered with boxes of brick right now.
so excited to have our kiln at home with us... i loved my studio in northwood but it's location (4 miles from home) was not convenient, especially when firing.

i have been working on lot's of oval bakers & vases.  some will wait for the gas kiln to be completed and others i will fire in my neighbor dan triece's wood kiln at the end of the month.


5 comments:

  1. So glad that you are able to begin building your kiln. Good luck!

    I am interested in your oval bakers. Let me know when they are ready!
    Anita

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  2. congratulations to anita on her first comment on blogger!
    i will keep you posted on the ovals ;-)

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  3. Nice baker, I'm liking the altered shape. Won't it be wonderful to fire more often, seeing what the results are more quickly. That's one thing I like about firing electric now.

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  4. thanks to all!
    Linda- i am so excited to fire more than 3 or 4 times a year. we are going to mix up some ^6 glazes and do some electric firing as well.

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