Sunday, July 7, 2013

4th of July Firing

Jeff and I unloaded the kiln this morning. We actually waited until it was really cool before unloading, that could be a first for us!

 The firing was an overall success. I am happy with the small casseroles. Jeff had a couple of pots where the shino crawled (of course one was an order). I will spare you the sad photos.

The underglaze experiment is just ho-hum. The underglazes look much better fired to ^6. Jeff and I talked about doing some ^6 electric firing. Maybe during the winter when we have more time for experimentation.

There were lots of orders in this firing, so part of tomorrow will be spent packing and shipping... at least I have a plan for the day.
Enjoy your Sunday!


  1. oh my word those turquoise carved pieces are turning out beautifully.

  2. I love your turquoise pieces, but to be honest, I'm not a fan of the underglazes with ^10. For me, they look fine on earthenware, but even then, not my most favorite. I like your carved pieces that get all toasty in the kiln better, so beautiful!

  3. I've found that most underglazes do best at ^5 or below but I did find a few that did well in ^10. I think Amoco has a chart on their website that you can download.

    Your bowls and casserole look great. I hope you're happy with the firing.

  4. Thanks for the feedback people! I am definitely not going to bother with the underglaze anymore.
    We have a half a dozen jars of Velvet underglaze that were given to us, so at least I don't have any money into it.
    I will continue to use the black, to fill in lines. It fires out to black and the flower pigs that I use it on have been selling well... whatya' bet this silly little bowl sells right away!

  5. Lookin very good there! Isn't it wonderful to get those orders finished? I always feel their burden - but grateful to have them too :)

  6. really like the first casserole- colors, design and all. I know what you mean about orders and one not making it... I cross my fingers when I fire the electric kiln with orders inside... great to discover your blog! will add it to my list.


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