I’m very excited to announce that the new line of colourful copper enamelled pieces I’ve been working on will be launching on my website this Friday!
I was so happy to have a few lovely people ask me about them at the show I did last weekend so I gave them a sneak peek and they got first pick 😉 There are still lots to choose from though and you can bet I’ll be working away on them all winter! Each one has its own special nature inspired name and all of the pieces are one of a kind. Can’t wait to share them all 🙌🏻
Just picked up a bunch of pottery equipment. Going to take a bit of work rebuilding kilns and learning curve. Maybe by spring have some clay crafts done. Pottery is a long standing interest of mine. #claytonidaho#pottery#potterywheel#kiln
When I started getting into this world of ceramics, I would never imagined how infinite and intriguing it was. Never thought I was actually experimenting with parts of nature, that combined together, created magic. That is why for me it was love at first sight. Glazing and firing, although the hardest and trickiest parts of the process, for me are the most fascinating because that is when the magic completely reveals itself.
The @wellingtonpottersassociation's100 hours of #anagamafiring has begun. The #anagamakiln was lit this morning at 8:00. Warming of the #kiln takes 8 hours, then the #fire is slowly pushed inside the kiln.
Once the fire is inside, the door near the top of the #wicket is opened and wood is dropped in on top of the fire, as seen in the last two images.
The #temperature will be brought up to 1,300 Celsius (nearly 2,400 Ferehnheit). From then, the #firingtemperature will be taken down to 1150 and back up to 1300, up and down.
At 1300, the ash melts and flows and becomes a glaze covering the pots. At 1150, the #ashglaze becomes sticky and more ash gets stuck to the #anagamapots . Back up to 1300 to melt it into a glaze and then back down to get more ash stuck. Up and down, 100 hours.
Exciting times, but even more exciting is opening the kiln and seeing the results after the kiln has cooled for a whole week.
It might not be "new" but this forge is the newest addition to the shop and should help with forging, casting, heat treating, etc!
Unfortunately, I'm not finding a lot of info about it though. It's made by Cooley Electric Mfg Co out of Indianapolis, model MH3AF. If anyone can point me in the right direction or shed some light on it I would greatly appreciate it! I want to check it out thoroughly before use to see if anything needs to be replaced, rewired, etc.