This months theme? Pressing forward and testing the limits of this Bali style gas kiln!
We are working day and night to make new interesting vase shapes from terra-cotta, stoneware/porcelain and a mixture of the two. The focus on keeping the types of clay minimal has provided much more intimacy with other parts of the process, like timing the oven properly.
In October we had many mishaps, from large pieces cracking during bisque firing, to a giant rainstorm blowing rain all over the chimney… but now I feel like the worst has passed. Dozens of pieces I’ve been attached to have broken in firings and I can lose no longer!
Hello November 2022… Nice to finally meet you.