Friday, August 27, 2010


I finished up glazing on Thursday; got the pots all cleaned off and spent quite a while loading the kiln. It took some real fancy moves, but I ended up getting everything except one of the wall bowls loaded into the kiln. It is packed without any room to spare.

Though the kiln is off now, I can’t help but think about what has happened to all those glazed pots. Because of how I glaze, glazing right up to the foot ring, running is always a real threat. Overall, very little runs and my shelves are in relatively good shape given the years of use they have seen. In every firing though, there are always some close calls with drips poised to come off the pot, suspended on the very bottoms. There is always glaze runs, glaze rolls and near drips, but that is the fun of using clay and ash glazes.

A “runner” from a previous firing.

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