Friday, March 27, 2009

The Motherlode






It's 11:30 pm and a long day and I'm at the studio until 2am with a hobo campfire going outside the firebox to preheat some work that went in green.
We started this morning by unloading Denny's sculpture from the bisque kiln.
This is 600 lbs of clay plus a Koeler kiln shelf from the toilet factory. Three pieces like this are now loaded with the aid of rollers into the double wide. With them pushed to the side wall it left enuff room for a skinny Crista to weasel down beside and place my pieces. Denny and Christa spent probably 4 hours in the firebox feeding and places pieces. I got some prime real estate right near the firebox so I'm a happy camper. On six pieces there is not an inch of space between the top of the vessel and the arch. We have several tons of clay in the kiln and tons, and tons, and tons of wood to put thru this kiln this weekend. Wish us luck!!!

5 comments:

Jerry said...

Wow. Massive firing with some incredible work in it. Have a good time and a great firing. Can't wait to see the finished work come out.

jimgottuso said...

wow... beautiful pieces, i got a better sense of scale with the shot of christa inside the kiln. very cool shot of the pieces all on the cart. can't wait to see the results

FetishGhost said...

Good luck this weekend and enjoy yourself... the kiln gods are watching!

Craig Edwards said...

Good Fires!! Thanks for the update on your work. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to.

Linda Starr said...

Hope all is going well; beautiful work.