Tuesday, 16 February 2010
sideways does it...
and speaking of sideways apart from the image above if you remember a few aposts back i've turned an old raku bin sideways too after watching a simon leach video of a lil raku kiln he made from a simple cage and fibre...
last year my friend anna made a lil wood burner raku kiln that goes like an absolute rocket, it's made from a bin from ikea lined with fibre and has a firebox at the base so its still an updraft kiln my plan is to combine both of these ideas and make a crossdraft wood fire raku kiln..
when i have a minute to put this all together i'm going to reline the bin leaving the old fibre in place as extra insulation..I'll be using some second hand kiln shelves that i've accumulated here and there..and the old fibre chimney from my gas kiln that will simply sit atop the kiln when firing prob secured on a piece of fibre...the fibre is also from existing stock,so i just need the time now to put this together..
i have some pots ready made to go and some glaze recipes i'd like to expand on the black and white work that i have happening and add some turquoise and maybe a nice green with the same resist idea in the sketches above..
well back to it.. i have a studio full of thrown works from yesterday that need to be trimmed today, pics later!