Here is a closer look at the wood fired cups that were fired in Bill Kremer’s Notre Dame wood kiln.
Let’s start with the best results:
Not outstanding by any means but okay for my second ever wood firing. The whole load was pretty mediocre according to the wood firing gurus. So I was happy with these two. The cup on the left was made with Standard 182. The cup on the right is Amaco Buff Stoneware.
I still need to clean up the bottoms. I love the marks that the wadding leaves on wood fired pots. Another view:
Now we can see the re-fire candidates:
These two cups were further back in the kiln. No excitement at all… The one on the left is okay, just not much color. The cup on the right is super dry like sandpaper and no marks from the kiln at all. I’ll keep my eyes peeled in search for another wood fire that I can sneak these into.
I actually had a chance to get them into the wood kiln at Northridge High School but didn’t get over there in time. I did stop for a few minutes when they were firing and Len showed me the wood kiln and art room. Impressive setup! Some college clay programs might be jealous.
One more look in case you missed the last post:
Thanks for reading.