Archive for July 23rd, 2010

July 2010 Firing

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Unloaded pots from my latest firing last night and today. I fired on Monday starting the fire at midnight in an attempt to miss some of the beastly heat we have had this month. I enjoyed firing through the cool of the night.

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The kiln. This was firing number 72.

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The boys from Birch Creek came and helped me prepare wood earlier last week.
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We spent three days at Bear lake on the Utah/Idaho boarder with Lee’s Webster relatives. Upon returning Thursday evening I unbricked the kiln and took these pictures. We unloaded the kiln Friday morning.
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This grave marker was in the firing. It is for Hannah Wagstaff who passed away two years ago near here. It will be installed on her grave near Hatch, Utah.

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I had six of these lidded bakers in the firing and they turned out reasonably well.
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I had a bunch of tall vases and jars on board.

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Tea Bowls
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One of these oval vases fell into the firebox and got blessed.

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20 inch platter
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John’s dinner ware.

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Matt Hamilton helped me evaluate the pots.