Here are a couple of photos from the most recent kiln load – it was a bisque firing, meaning the items went in as dried clay, very fragile, and came out in a harder form. It’s the first step in completing clay work; the pieces will be glazed and go through another firing, at a higher temperature, to finish them.
This load was a mix of tiles and objects – there are some tall and small figurines, some hand-built dishes, and lots of tiles – tiles are the item I make the most often.
The pieces are different colors because I used different clays. I like to mix up my selections. Each clay handles differently, glazes differently, and produces a different effect, and I like the variety it gives to the working process and to the finished work.