Sunday, 27 March 2016

Coiling and pinching in terracotta clay





Firing at StarWorks, North Carolina


I have come back to Star, North Carolina for a two week residency, to fire the pots I left behind last year, when I was here for a longer stay. See here.
The kiln is firing this misty, damp Easter Sunday, and salting of the final chamber will soon begin. Nearly all my pots are in the first, firebox chamber, which reached cone 13 earlier in the day and is now shut down.
The kiln will be unpacked on Friday 1st, during FIREFEST.
I will be giving a demonstration on Friday at 1pm, and am making a large group of coiled and pinched pots which I will decorate as part of the demonstration. Some will be pit-fired in advance.







Salt ready to go into the kiln, in bamboo half pipes

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Firing results




Some primitive first photos of the results I got from the Lawrence kilns