Clay – Greenware Firing

So, I’ve been making pieces and holding off firing them till I had enough for a whole kiln load.  Apparently, I grossly overestimated how much my kiln will hold, because I did TWO firings and I still have 5 pieces that didn’t fit!  (Lauren, one of your fish is fired, the other will be fired within the next week).  I’m not really sure how much I can pile things on top of each other when firing greenware, so maybe I could’ve jammed way more in there, who knows?

Loading the first batch

FirstBatchA FirstBatchB


Everything came out successfully, yay!

SuccessfulFiringAWhat you don’t see on this table is a huge bowl (below) and one of Lauren’s huge fish.

I’d made this bowl about 4 years ago, but never got around to putting a clear glaze on the inside – I just LOVE it!!

BowlA1 BowlA2


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6 Responses to Clay – Greenware Firing

  1. The Favorite One says:

    The bowl looks great, are the pieces you fired ready to be painted now?

    • mckitt123 says:

      Some of them are. I have to do a second “glaze” firing to waterproof the vases. But the non-functional things are ready for painting now, with acrylic paints.

  2. Lauren says:

    You are sooo talented 🙂

  3. Jen says:

    Very cool image on the bowl.

  4. Paulie says:

    I can hardly wait to see some fruit in that bowl……..

  5. Susanne Bourgh says:

    hi … looks like you have been very successful with your firing. Keep up the great work .. xo

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