Tuesday, November 5, 2013

kiln moments

Opening a kiln is a treat, almost every time (except when the elements or the thermocouple burn out). Here are a few of my favorite moments, and one not so favorite...

This last photo was taken while I was replacing the kiln elements, arguably the most unpleasant task in the ceramics field. Hanging upside down for a few hours, pulling out little sections of burned, brittle elements is torturous. Thankfully, the other kiln moments make up for that.