HA HA!! Need I say more? What an AMAZING day. I ain't gonna glaze no more stinkin' pots. They will all be smoke fired and raku fired (for awhile at least). Fashion shot of the day....
Barbara, Amy and Wesley are prepping pots in Barbara's studio for saggar firing
Baked potatoes ready to go
This is my newest most favorite thing. could you just die!? Barbara brought this back from a workshop in Switzerland. I MUST have one of these. This bitch went to 1600 degrees in like fifteen minutes. Seriously, We put tiny sticks of wood in it and off she went like a rocket, and wait till you see what the results are like. Of course you can't get much in there but who cares! I love it!
We had the raku saggar going, the sweet little Zurich, and a trash can blazing for a smoke fire. Aren't we the shite!?
These sweet little folks came out of the Zurich (I'm calling it that because I can't pronounce the real name for it that sounds something like oxymoron but that's not it) LOOK at that little house! Hollis you want this one? The spheres were burnished and have red terra sig with copper sulfate and ironite, the house is white terra sig with copper sulfate, the box is Barbara's and came out of the trash can fire. They were wrapped in Spanish moss from the trees of the NC coast and sprinkled with some kosher salt blessed by a Rabbi (we figure the salt was blessed since it is kosher and the pots turned out so good).
One of Amy's rattles, a little note here: the saggars all came out like this. There was not much color from the pieces in the larger raku kiln, even though we added lots of copper and organics that should have given us color. The foil did not burn off so I'm thinking we didn't fire it hot enough. We fired to 1200 f and the little rocket kiln went to 1600. the foil burned off in there and we got nice colors. Oh well, it's all experiments for us right now so no great losses.
my beautiful child that I love
while we waited for the pots to cool Amy and Barbara row, row, rowed their boat.
I have a few more pots to photograph, if they look decent I'll put them up later. Handles on red clay cups tomorrow, stay tuned, Peace!