Thursday, July 30, 2009

Results are in...

Good News!... We unloaded the salt kiln yesterday morning and were very pleasantly surprised. For the most part we all agreed that it was a successful firing and everyone got some nice work. I got a handful of real nice mugs and some cups, a few vases, a beaked pitcher,bowls...the usual fare I guess, but boy they do look nice.
As we obsessively examined all our work we all decided to fire the kiln again and quickly made new clay. Great flashing throughout the whole kiln and a nice salt sheen all around. For a number of the pieces we threw a salt body recipe that was given to us by visiting faculty Frank Martin and I was really pleased with the fired look ...oh and by the way, Frank , your big pot turned out real nice... a little blush and a pebbled surface around the large leaf areas! In the above picture from left to right: Sam Howell from Maryville in Tennessee, Dan Kuhn from IUP, just north of Pittsburgh, and Bobby Tso from Hong Kong via Missouri.

Above are a few images I shot informally of some of my own work that came out of the kiln and also a couple pieces of Bobby Tso's.
Here's another couple of "ify" shots but I think you can get the idea of what the firing looked like from this. Well, gentle reader, I have allot of stuff to post in the upcoming weeks. We are in high gear here and I am getting a good bit of my own work done too. I am also posting a bunch of pictures on, so if you use facebook, search me out and check out the rest of the images...until next time, happy firing.


Anonymous said...

glad to hear it went well... great pots, particularly the teapots. i love the one with the vertical disk on the handle

Bobby said...

look at my

Susan said...
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Susan said...

Hi Kyle--

Now that I know how to find you, I can follow your work. My own blog is

Tell Kate that TP is hoarse from singing "Happy Birthday to Kate," but actually he's always a little hoarse.