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Monday, May 30, 2005

Photos & Pottery

Here are photos from the last several weekends as promised....

The firing was in the instructor's back yard, here is the kiln set up and process. The Glowing Red and yellows... yes it is that hot.... they open the kiln

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remove the hot pieces...

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and place them in a "redction bin" which for us is trashcans wtih mostly burning pine straw in them

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Here are some of my raku results...

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(not everything on the table is mine

The following weekend was the saggar firing and pit firing and throwing workshop. I learned a lot here is an image of the saggar bucket before the firing and before we closed it up. We topped it with another bucket, sealed the seams with clay, and poked holes in it before it went into the kiln. the String and pinecones were soked in some sort of salt and chemicals to leave coloration on the pieces.
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and some of the results...
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And from our trip to the zoo...my favorite, the Rad Pandas...this one is called Sophie...
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And the view of my hometown Downtown, from the mountain top where the Zoo is located...
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Anyway... enjoy... more later...

2 Comments:

Anonymous christy said...

I love red pandas, too! Hey - I saw Star Wars this weekend and it was GOOOOOOOD! Waaay better than I was expecting :-) Have a great day!

2:59 PM

 
Blogger amanda said...

your pieces look great! what are your plans for them? they might make nice hiding places for yarn!

12:08 PM

 

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