Saturday, February 19, 2011

Finished kiln




Today, Will Baker finished constructing the chimney. He is now done with everything, and I have a brand spanking new kiln. After spending four hours in the studio throwing some tumblers, I returned home to kiln wash some posts, new shelves, and parts of the interior of the kiln. I ended up washing everything but the arch. That means I washed all of the vertical walls, the firebox, the interior of the peeps, burner ports, and exit flues. Tomorrow I'll wash the floor. Oh, and I also washed the flanged door that you see in the picture above. Tomorrow, I'll head back to the studio and slip those tumblers, then it's back to kiln prep with cone packs, wadding, and some glazing. I'd love to be able to load the kiln on Monday afternoon and fire on Tuesday. We'll see. Photos of that to come. Cheers!

4 comments:

bfree clay said...

sweet. fire it up!

Anonymous said...

Love the door detail, the extended height and shallow arch. Very nice! Get firen' so we can enjoy more good work!

Michael Kline said...

It's a beauty. Kudos to Will and Shane!

Yes, fire it up!

Joel said...

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unc.