It’s been a busy week at the studio
With much glazing that was done in preparation for a Cone 6 firing. This sort of firing is when things get really hot – over 2000F! These temperatures (depending on the clay you are working with) cause chemical changes that increase the durability of a piece, which makes it perfect for firing functional ware.
An important part
Of this type of firing is allowing pieces to cool slowly, which is very unlike raku, where pieces are removed from the kiln and placed in reduction while glazes are still molten. This means with Cone 6 you have to wait 12hrs after a firing to be able to open the kiln and see the results of your work.
Waiting to open the kiln is like being a child at Christmas, Waiting to open presents,
And this firing yielded some beautiful results! I haven’t had the chance to photograph everything yet and get the pictures on the site, but below is one of my favourite pieces.
Which was your favourite close up from our latest firing?
And what did you think of our cosmic owl?
Let us know in the comments below.
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