Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Woodfiring - Semi-fired Pots

The bigger pots were placed at the back of the dragon kiln, unfortunately the heat not reaching there. The temp just enough to fired the clay but not the ash glazes on top, they look so raw. I will fire those in the electric kiln one more time, hoping that the ashes could melt then.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I am really stressed with the house moving and the woodfiring happening same month. Woodfiring is the traditional way to fire pottery and involves lots of physical work. Have to monitor and add wood for firing for around 40 hours and setup and clean afterwards. It has occupied 3 weekends of me and I am so tired after that. It is much more difficult to predict the effect as compare with the electric kiln. I have put 10 pots in and after so much work, only 2 successful fired. As above. It is very earthy and very different from normal pottery pcs.