The magic of the kiln

This week I have been busy making for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair; my kiln has been in full swing. One reason I am fascinated by ceramics so much is the alchemy of what happens in the kiln. I love the moment when I crack the lid and peek inside to see what colors and textures have emerged while it has been firing to temperatures over 1200 degrees. Here are a few ‘before and after’ shots so you can see the journey each piece takes over the course of three firings in the kiln!

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1 thought on “The magic of the kiln

  1. Looking lovely. Good luck at the GNCCF. I wish I could make it along but too far to come sadly. I’ve been firing this week also, but contemplating a new kiln – would you tell me what kiln you use and how you get along with it. Thanks

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