Up All Night at the Wood Kiln
It’s been too long, GlogWorld!
This past week my Ceramics 2 class fired the wood kiln that is located down by the barn. Doesn’t sound too complicated, right? Wrong! This student-made kiln requires 24 hours of attention (and I am not a night owl). Adding wood, turning over and taking out coals, adjusting the chimney flue to put the kiln into different reductions at certain temperatures, and story telling is all part of the experience.
Why the wood kiln?
1. It’s a great experience/skill to have. It introduces you to pottery before propane
2. The glaze comes out differently- more matte
3. The clay itself turns a speckly-brown
4. It’s a great time!
Here are some photos: