Katherine Lees Ceramics

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!

This entry was published on September 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm. It’s filed under Screen printiing, Vessels and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One 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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