Smoking and Drying the Kiln

On Monday, the damper wall and chimney were up. Now it is time to seal up the kiln’s front doorway and get ready to smoke and dry the kiln.

Damper & Chimney Walls at 5th ChamberReplica of Chimney Wall
Sealing the Front Doorway IISealing the Front Doorway I

Yulianti started to smoke and dry the kiln from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. This is to get rid of any moisture in the kiln. A crucial process, and more so when it has been raining. We will smoke and dry the kiln until Thursday.

Yulianti at the Firebox
Dragon Kiln - Preheating

Now, our sculptures, pots and clay pieces sit quietly in the dark kiln, waiting patiently for the dragon to come alive and spew its fire and ash.

Countdown – 3 Days to Firing!

Sculptures thru Stoke-hole

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