Firing Ended, Pieces Revealed

We waited, waited and waited…

It was the longest wait ever!  Finally, the kiln walls came down a week later on June 6th.

There was a flurry of activity as we went into action to unpack the kiln. As we carried the pieces, we also gave them a closer look. Which pieces had the best wood-ash effect? Were there pieces splattered with salt? Were there any casualties? How many pieces were fired well and how many weren’t?

The pieces in 1st, 2nd and 3rd chambers had disappointing results. The upright cones indicated that the temperature did not reach 1,200 degrees Celsius. Hence, many of the pieces were not “matured”.

Tia arranged the pieces according to where they were placed in the kiln for documentation purposes, while Mrs Tan happily showed off the ash glaze results on the chawan.

Mr Tan and Bakar took a closer look at the wood-fired effects on Bakar’s teapots.

So many pieces – varied and unexpected effects, all carried the unique marks of wood-fired.

Linda and Yang Ce were more than satisfied with their masterpieces.

Posted by CLim


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