Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fall harvest... Giving thanks and sleeping on the job.

It's has been a long time coming, but finally I finished glazing and Phylis and I fired the kiln this weekend. I have developed a new firing system...... Since the kiln takes up to 15 hours to fire, I just set up my tent turn the kiln on and sleep until morning. When I wake up the kiln is already very hot and only takes about 8 hours to finish. Sleeping on the job IS Efficient!! The weather was perfect for the firing cool and clear. Tonight we unloaded and celebrated with Phylis's fantastic pumpkin pie and tea. Here are a few photos from the firing. The "Fish Mugs" in the before and after shots were made by Phylis and the plates are mine. The orange glow in the before shots is the flame from the burners. Enjoy!




Katie said...

Wow, beautiful work! I especially love the green plates and the fish mugs. It always feels so good to get a large amount of work done :)

Jennifer *Pink Lily Press* said...

beautiful work!

Ron said...

Hey Jeff, Just found you here in Blogland. I really like your work and I'm looking forward to catching up on your past posts about pottery and other adventures.