Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kiln Fillers
I started packing my kiln during the week. I had made quite a few plates so there was a lot of room around them .  Could not quite think of what to do and then I remembered that I still had stilt wire left over from making some stilts a couple of months back. A friend of mine use to make them . She use to cut up Kiln wire ( don't known how to spell the correct name, just to lazy or more correct have not got the time to look it up). The wire is quite hard to cut up anyway  I was at the ceramic store a couple of months ago and guess what? they now come in little packets all ready cut up perfect. A little expensive but then so is kiln wire. Made quiet a few in all shapes and sizes. Brought ones are ok but sometimes never the wright shape, wires are too far apart and you piece fall off during firing. They fire ok have taken them up to 1240  centigrade. I found they were perfect for some scoops I made.


Not pretty but serve the purpose. That all from me this week so why don't you hop over to and see what everyone else is up too.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Mud Colony
Happy 1st birthday to all the Mud Colony Bloggers and followers and a special thank you to Adriana for forming the group and all the hard work she puts into it. Well done Adriana.
For the last couple of weeks I have been doing jars and containers. It all started off with my youngest son wanting a casserole dish. 

some examples of the casseroles and jars. 

Also i received in the mail a glaze book Mastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth and Ron Roy. The book is fantastic lots of recipes that focus on achieving a gas fired look in an electric Kiln . Firing schedule is also covered . I can see next year there will be a lot of glaze testing. I will keep you posted.
Also I am readin gLucie Rie Modernist Potter by Emmanuel COOPER. Very interesting. Lucie has alway been one of my favourite potters.

Covers of the 2 mentioned books.
Any way thats all from me this week so hop over to Mud Colony and see what everyone else is up to for MC 1st Birthday.