Round2potter, on 25 January 2013 - 01:29 AM, said:
yeah i have, the bisque ware usually gets nice and smoky but most of the time i feel like it gets hotter than the smoke can stand. most of my pieces come out pink and bisque-ee like they came out of an electric kiln.
I agree that it is kinda risky, but this woodstove is good, also i am not really firing it THAT much hotter than normal woodstove use.
A four foot fire box would be so much fin; this old beehive wood stove sounds like dream!
Maybe 20 years ago our HS had an incinerator that would burn all of the district trash. The other teacher an I made a bunch of pots with grogged clay, used raku type glazes, and packed the pots in tin can saggars with sawdust from the wood shops. We had quite a bit of fun, and some nice surfaces, but a few years later the district had to remove the incinerator. OH well!