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'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
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Monday, 8 June 2009

Firing up the Kiln

Here's our tutor loading up the kiln with our first pieces.  Great nervous excitement.  Did we wedge the clay enough, or are there air holes that will cause a piece to explode and blow all the rest to bits and earn us the disgust of our fellow students?  Did we join the coils properly or will our mugs and pots shatter?  Did we use enough slip to join handles and other pieces on or will they gracefully part company? Are the parts of our piece even thicknesses so they will expand at the same rate, or will they crack off?  

We'll have to wait to find out!
 

3 comments:

  1. It all starts with one firing.

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  2. Ohhhhhhhhh the anticipation! Can't wait to see the results!

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  3. Oh, I hope they all turned out OK! I remember that feeling from doing pottery at school. I still have a little horse I made back then.

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