Sunday, October 25, 2009

First Pottery Fired at Harvard

I am excited to have the first round of pottery that I have fired at the Harvard Ceramics studio in the gas reduction kiln. I was a part of Shawn's teapots class firing to cone 10, or about 2,345 degrees Fahrenheit.

I tried out some red and black combinations:

I was trying to evoke a feeling of water:

Another test combination:

Testing a glaze combination on textured goblets:

A teapot I could have never made without being in Shawn's class:

A sake set:

Outside my sunroom the trees are yellow, it is autumn in New England:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Upcoming Firings: 3 Wood Firings in the First 2 Weeks of November

Meet the wood kiln to which I am the liaison between Harvard Ceramics Department and Nobles and Greenough School, a private middle and high school campus where the kiln is located.

The symbol on top means "fire" and it is painted green, symbolizing green fire. This kiln is designed to be smokeless, redirecting the smoke back into the firebox to allow for a very efficient and clean-burning firing.

This kiln has great craftsmanship and a pizza oven!