Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kiln Opening

We made it through the Kiln Opening and Sale last weekend. It went great. The weather was perfect. Lots of people showed up and the kiln was still warm Saturday at Noon. We sold most everything that was in the kiln. I also sold lots of pots in the Lookout Mountain Pottery Gallery. I have been making face jugs and a bunch of them left here for a new home. Some get filled with whisky. I wish I could make and sell Moonshine and fill my jugs. Here are a couple of the pots that were in the kiln load.

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Clay

I had bought a 100 lb bag of Lizella a while ago and finally decided to use it. I mixed it up with Fire Clay and added a dash of Feldspar. I made 3 different batches . I like the 50/50 the best for color. I fired it to cone 10 reduction in my good old Alpine . I made some mugs and I also made some small jugs and some Face Jugs . I really like the colors of my glazes on the clay. I glazed on small jug with Shark Skin Shino and ii is yummy. I have also used the Shark Skin Shino in the wood kiln and it was amazing .
I fired my Gas kiln Wednesday and am having a Kiln Opening at 12 Noon Tomorrow . It will be still warm. I also used a bunch of different glazes on the new work. I have no idea how it will be. The kiln was packed. It took 16 hrs to fire. The cones were even top & bottom.
December 17 & 18 from 10 to 4 with Kiln Opening ,Pottery Sale with friends