Saturday was firing day in Lawndale.
We fired the kiln by throwing wood in the firebox until we achieved the correct temperature and the pots were done.
We had a lot of fun during the day and a great lunch, not to mention lots of boiled peanuts.
Afterwards we had a beer and visited for a bit before heading down the road to home.
I can't tell you how great it is to be a part of this firing. It's fellowship, the joy of making, the anticipation of the finished pots, and enjoying time with the great people doing it. Hal and Corine have such a wonderful home you can feel the good karma all around you. It's a magical place and I feel honored every time I visit.
If you have a chance to attend one of their home sales, you can see what I mean. Don't miss it.
Back to the firing...
During one of the breaks I snapped some photos of the various artwork that sits atop the kiln.
|The crew taking a breather.|
Adrienne, Hal, Dave, and Chad.
|That's over 2000 F.|
If you don't think so, stand next to it for a second.
|Finished with the final blast,|
some of the pots are visible behind the flames.
Time to close it up and let it cool slowly.
A job well done.