Saturday, March 21, 2015

Fishy pots for early 2015

Got my fish theme still going strong.

These are all greenware stage.

My First Solo Glaze Fire.

Went really well, apart from expansion by the coils that need fixed.

Back home for a visit

I may have lived on the East Coast for the past 14 years, but this place will always be my home.


Glen Docherty. Once you hit here you know you're almost home

Thursday, March 5, 2015

My first Bisque fire all by myself

Kiln was loaded.

Kiln was bisque fired 9 hrs 30 minutes to get to 999C very slowly to start.

I celebrated with a tasty beer and a tuna an rye roll. The rolls are homemade.

Left for 19 hours and checked temp. Read xxxC
Open sesame

Sunday, March 1, 2015

From wet clay to Salt fish

I start with a large double pinch pot.

This is then beaten into shape.

It is then allowed to dry to soft leather hard. The mouth is cut out and shaped, tail, fins and eyes added. Along with details.

Once done it is dried, it is then bisqued and finally glazed and fired.