Saturday, March 21, 2015

The leaves have fallen!

We unloaded the wood kiln yesterday to a chorus of oooooooooohs and ahhhhhhhhhhhhs! There were some spectacular pots in the kiln. Every zone in the kiln was really well reduced and HOT!  What still continues to surprise me about the ride that Donovan Palmquist built is how beautiful the pots are at the back of the kiln. Ordinarily there is a longing to own the prime real estate near the bag wall. Yes this is still a nice piece of land to occupy but the pots at the  back get ash on their back sides since the flame has to circle back and go to the front of the kiln once again to enter the flues that run underneath the chamber. When you place a teapot and ya think I want ash on the spout so I should face it to the firebox you are wrong. With this kiln you get it front and back.
Here are some of my teapots. Same glaze on two different clays. One clay is iron rich and the other is a Helmer kaolin body. I am a one glaze man so the two clays give me some variation.



6 comments:

Deb said...

These are beautiful & I love the wide handles. Deb

Colette said...

Tony these are chunky, cherry pots. Love love love them!

Cambria Pottery said...

The information on the kiln construction and the firing particularities are very interesting to hear about. The pots are appealing.

Trish said...

Tony, those are SPECTULAR. :)

GRASS said...

What about the FeSnO brushwork?

Anonymous said...

Warm and toasty! Those look fab!