Last Thursday we loaded the kiln and started the firing. When firing, we have lots of little dials we need to turn to decide the maximum temperature, how fast it will go up in temperature and how long it will stay at the maximum before going down. The actual firing with a fully loaded kiln took about 7 hours. The cooling down took 2-3 times the amount of time.
This Thursday we unloaded the kiln - and look at the results:
|Tracy has made 2 penguins. This is the second one. It broke it's wing so it had to be repaired before firing (which by the way was a success)|
|This is Ella's version of "a man and a woman" - it turned out really well|
|This is Ella's tortoise. The plan is to cover it in mosaics - but we will get back to that later.|
|Anne makes lovely abstract sculptures|
|And here you have more of Anne's abstract sculptures|
|Celina has been working on a series of 3 abstract penguins.|
So what's in line for the next firing ? - Well Christie has a lot of sculptures that have been left to dry. This is the most recent one:
|A man and a woman by Christie|
So what is the next stage ? - That is the glazing/enamelling. We will come back to this at a later date.
If you would like to join us - pop along on a Thursday afternoon to visit.