Wood and Soda Fired Pottery

Finishing up the Penland Salt Kiln

Penland Salt Kiln

Finished up the kiln building class a bit ago, and forgot to share these photos.  In about 10 days we had the new salt kiln built and ready to go.  The two students in the class were able to make as much work as they could squeeze out at night, and they still managed to keep up with us during the day.  Shane candled the kiln overnight for a few hours, and then lit the main burners.  About 14 hours later we had 9’s and 10’s down and a bunch of salt in it.

Back to the cycle–making work for the next firing while still sorting through some of the pots from the last one.

Who says the first firing of a new kiln has to be bad?

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