Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pots for Second Firing

Here is a group of bisqueware pots getting ready to be glazed for the second firing of the wood kiln. There are a variety of shapes and sizes -- thrown and hand built that will fit in with a few other pieces that did not get in the first firing. The earthenware piece with the carved slip will go in the very back where the space was cooler than in the rest of the kiln. I will try the approach of placing a lower temperature clay in the back so that I can work with the nature of the kiln instead of having it work against my prejudices of how this kiln should fire. We shall see!