Archive for July, 2011

kiln firing


I was hoping to do a post yesterday about the successful kiln that I waited patiently all day to unload. Instead, I need to search for the lesson in unloading a kiln of several shattered pots, and finding the remaining ones sprinkled with shards. There is still so much to learn… I think I can.. […]

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We finally had a chance to get a few quick photos of the pots from last week’s kiln.  I like the contrast of the dark brown pots against the very white porcelain, though the glazes are not water tight at all and their tiny crater texture is perplexing.  I have a feeling its from being […]

studio preview


this weekend vitrifiedstudio will be open for a studio preview during the tour de coop fundraiser event happening in our backyard. if you decide to get the booklet and do the tour, we are #6. we should be getting between 100 and 700 visitors to see our chicken coop, and hopefully some of them will […]

new test pots


test posts made with red brown clay from yesterday’s firing were a nice surprise after the satin white pots i’ve been focusing on. I had a white porcelain bowl explode on the middle shelf of the kiln spraying broken shards all over the other pots.  I need to re-evaluate my process, and have a little […]

bowl shapes