July 2010 Firing

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.

The kiln. This was firing number 72.

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.

20 inch platter
John’s dinner ware.

Matt Hamilton helped me evaluate the pots.

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4 Responses to “July 2010 Firing”

  1. Susan H Says:

    Nice work, Joe. How long was this firing? Sure would like to see a vegetable strata in one of those bakers (you know, zucchini, eggplant, onions, garlic, mushrooms, etc. and herbs and olive oil….)

  2. Joe the Potter Says:

    Started the fire at 11 pm and went to 2 pm.

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  4. Nazni Says:

    I have a question the Lower Township Day Care, is that in a not so nice part of town? Cause if not, they sdluohn’t call it Lower Township even if it means lower like on a map, it makes me think, lower as in lower-income.

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