Thursday, April 7, 2016

Here We Go!

Jeff and I spent the last couple of days glazing and loading the kiln. The big pots are sprayed with ash glaze and lined with tenmoku. The big pots and three vessel sinks take up a lot of the space in this kiln, but there is still a good variety of pots in there.

It was a pleasant couple of days for working outside, and we are really enjoying the view that surrounds our kiln shed. 

The door was bricked by 5:30 pm. We had an offering of sake to the kiln gods, before calling it a day. The cup on the right was made with clay, dug in our yard. A fitting vessel to toast the first firing.

Jeff lit the burners this morning.


  1. Wishes for a totally successful first firing! They look good going in!

  2. Love the display on your kiln, can't wait to see the results.

  3. How neat the sake cup was made from clay from right there! Hope the firing is awesome!

  4. Whoop! first kilns are always so exciting, hope its a great one!
    Love your view :)

  5. It has been a long road for you, and it is VERY bold firing such big and important pieces in the first firing!

  6. Way to go! Perhaps the final step of moving in?!
    Toes crossed for success!


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