Thursday, March 17, 2005

Pile of dirt kiln

Pile of dirt kiln

All this talk about proper kiln design, and this is how Don Reitz does
it. It's a photo of a slide projection from a talk he gave recently in
Madison.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


Irabo glazed shgaraki clay pot. Cobalt glass chunks on the lugs. I found the cobalt glass bottle half melted in a pile of burnt trash in the farmer's field. I also have some chunks of glass from a glass blower.


Pale blue cobalt glass on a field of pale green Irabo glaze.


Irabo and Cobalt Glass drips


Click on Photo to read paper article about Joe Winter and Wood Firing.

Monday, March 14, 2005


Grand Daddy, from David & Deborah Garner.
copyright 2005 Lee Love

Pots from fall 2004 firing

Pots from fall 2004 firing

Here is a picture of the front of the 2004 fall firing. Good ash -- soso
reduction.
~Craig

June Perry- wood soda platter

June Perry- wood soda platter

This was fired in a cross draft kiln based on the Ruggles Rankin
kiln. The firing was about 15 hrs.

June Perry wood fired vase

June Perry wood fired vase

This was fired in a double bourry box kiln 20 hrs.


The box at the lower left hand of the drawing (two would be made, one for each firebox), made of hard brick would reduce the amount of air going into the firebox, to increase the heat there. The step-down grates would provide air for large diameter wood, so stoking would be infrequent. Long wood can be stoked above the grates, to provide ash to cover the pots in the firebox. Pots would be bisqued in the "normal" ware chamber. If the temp gets too hot for bisque, only one side could be fired at a time.
copyright 2005 Lee Love

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