Good news folks! We have created another handy studio download for you! Wood Kiln Firing Techniques and Tips: Inspiration and Information for Making a Wood-Fired Kiln and Firing with Wood is now available for Ceramic Arts Daily subscribers to download. Wood Firing Techniques and Tips includes four great articles that will appeal to both the… Read More »
Wood Kiln Firing
For many potters, wood is more than just a source of heat for a kiln, it is a process. And if you are one of those potters, you probably can’t get enough of the wood kiln firing process. So in this section, we’ll try to help satisfy your insatiable appetite for wood kiln firing by providing technical articles to get you inspired for your next wood firing. You’ll find glaze recipes, wood kiln firing schedules, information on using and building wood kilns and more. Plus, if you haven't already, be sure to download your free copy of the Wood Kiln Firing Techniques & Tips: Plans and Instructions for Making a Wood-fired Kiln and Firing with Wood , a directory of ceramics suppliers, plus reference material for the studio artist - professional or amateur, student or teacher.
An anagama kiln at a high school? That seems highly unlikely, doesn’t it? Many high school art teachers feel lucky to have a wheel and a small electric kiln. But Council Bluffs, Iowa, high school art teacher Clay Cunningham was determined. And with careful planning and execution, he, his students and some local potters made… Read More »
Wood burns in two distinctly different stages. The first, and most obvious, is the burning of gasses produced when wood is heated. Wood begins to gasify at about 500°F. The second is the burning of the charcoal. This happens, for the most part, after the materials that form the gasses have been driven out of… Read More »
This week’s Video Tip of the Week is a follow-up video on trimming and glazing the wire-faceted bowls Mark Peters demonstrated last week. In today’s video, Mark shares a Cone 10 Temmoku glaze recipe and Randy Johnston’s flashing slip recipe, which he likes to use on these forms. Enjoy! -Jennifer Harnetty, editor. … Read More »