Kiln firing

Kiln firing

It’s been SO hot lately that I haven’t been able to fire the sculptures I’ve carved!

Firing a kiln in hot weather is stifling. The pieces I’ve finished have been in the works for months, since the clay has been drying oh-so-very-slowly so as to prevent cracking and explosions in the kiln. If there’s any teeny bit of moisture, months of work and waiting can be reduced to teeny pieces and a damaged kiln.

Today is a perfect cool, bordering on rainy day, and I can’t wait to share the finished pieces. Crossing my fingers that they work out the way I’ve imagined them!