Saturday, 20 March 2010
ahhh the wood firing....i'm hooked..
so here we go, roasted toasted smoked and burned and that's just me!!
a lil vid from todays action, thanks massively to anna i think she did all the hard work!! only realised when i was looking at the vids....whoopsie!
and thanks jess for the images they're nicely integrated and also hey trace i think this was your raku glaze the one on the right at the end and the other was anna's possibly needs to be a bit thicker app. but lovely all the same..
so on naming the new kiln i'd like your votes we so far have...
1. the leachenberg - as the kiln is modelled on a raku kiln by simon leach
2. the red baron - possibly more to do with charlie brown than any aircraft
3. the stefan-ang - after the kiln maker that annas kiln is designed by
and of course any suggestions for naming the lil-rocket are welcome...
and just a little ad on with some firing details,
i had about 15 pieces in there.. and used a wooden crate that was lying around in the car park for fuel, I used just the planks cut length ways plus a couple of hand fulls of twigs and branches that created quite a bit of smoke although that could have been my over zealous stoking.. the crate wood burned more efficiently..the firing was 2 1/2 hours and was prob done in about 2hrs though, a lot of my shell glaze had come off creating some very black work, a bit over baked perhaps.. the pyro read 950C when we decided to crack the kiln..