I am taking another wood and soda firing class at CLC this summer. It is good to be back from Kansas City (although I miss it already!) and work, load, and fire with some familiar faces. Our first firing in the CLC train kiln was a good one and we are hoping to get another three firings in until the end of July; including a reduction cooling and a tumble stack.
|Starting the first CLC train kiln for the summer; Ben Bates|
|First wood firing; I had some re-fires (4 to the left), one rice-paper-decal trial, |
and one plain, oribe over shino cup; all turned out awesome.
|My favorite is this Matt Kelleher cup, which he made during the Penland |
workshop with Dan Anderson. Dan trimmed and glazed it and we
fired it in the salt kiln. He asked me to bring it to CLC
and re-fire it. I re-glazed it and it is beautiful!
|Opening the first (EVER!!) soda kiln; virgin firing, so to speak; Ben Bates, Brandon Schnur.|
|I had nothing but re-fires in the soda. Not as great as the wood firing, I think, |
but I got two most awesome cups out of this one.
We are now working to fill our next kilns; one wood, one soda. We are firing the week after the 4th of July. I've been working on some jars with lids and cups.