Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Face Jug Re-Fire

Jeff and our friends Paul Haigh and Rose Hardesty, fired a wood kiln in Carthage last month. Luck would have it that it was during the hottest days of July, not the best time to wood fire. Unfortunately they didn't get the reduction they wanted. It's hard to fire a wood kiln that your aren't all that familiar with. Paul had a deadline to meet so Jeff offered to re-fire his face jugs in our gas kiln. Paul came to the studio and loaded his pots in the afternoon. Jeff gave it a good pre-heat until bed time, then continued the firing the next day.


It was a lot of fun to see the door come down, revealing pots that are nothing like we make!


Paul was really happy with the results. He had some Green Man jugs that were just fabulous.





The tiki jug really looks like it was carved from wood.


I had a couple of  lackluster wood fired plates that I made two years ago and were re-fired in this recent wood kiln... they were now fired AGAIN in the gas kiln. Two of them actually look pretty good. I will get some pictures once they are sanded.  Third times a charm!

1 comment:

  1. The face jugs are amazing, and is interesting to see them as it is something that I have never come across where I am in New Zealand. Refiring work is something that I occasionally do. I wonder if it works for copper reds or not, if they haven't developed properly first time?

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