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Second September Firing, 2020

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
Glazing station
Glazed pots and a pretty sky
Some of the new slip cast work in the wood kiln. I'm going to dump charcoal all over these pieces at the end of the firing. The seashells help them from falling into each other.
The front stack of work, just behind the firebox. The temperature in this area rises to about 2500 degrees Fahrenheit, much hotter than the rest of the kiln.
The same pieces after the firing

Firing, Sept 2020

SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
Vases waiting in the sun
The kiln is loaded.
Patina on the firebox brick
Bisque that didn't make it in to this firing.
Unloading day
Some of my new cast work. In celadon and red slip.

Works in Progress, Sept 2020

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
During the first few months of the pandemic I made vases, which I haven't done in years. In the early part of my career, that was nearly all I made. It was fun to do it again.
Here's that same vase, and a few others, after the firing.
Sketching on the clay
Making a copy for the the other side. Similar to a cartoon. In the classical sense.
This piece is being build on its side.
Side walls and one face completed
The reinforcing coils, before they are blended in.
Tools pieces in progress