Sunday, March 22, 2009

Our kiln!

When it finally arrived was one of the most exciting days I've had in awhile - try not to judge me for that. It's just that I'd been waiting a long time for it and I was so tired of firing metal clay with a tiny butane torch. This kiln has already saved me a huge amount of work and while I'm still figuring out the right temperatures and firing times, once I get the hang of things it will be much more efficient.
Here's a pic from my latest fire. What I especially love about these little Paragon kilns is the fact you can use them at home. I have mine out on my covered balcony. Much better than inside since I'd forgotten how much kilns smell when they're firing (my parents are potters and I grew up above a pottery warehouse.)

3 comments:

Kas said...

Thats so hot. I love your blogging again I was just on the twitter tweeting you. LOL

Hobo Divine said...

Wow it looks so high tech!
My how kilns have changed!
My Mom moved back to Nevis
And is trying to install
an outdoor kiln.
Love your Blog
Wee Sweet
Marie

~ Hobo
xo

m. said...

I'll admit I was afraid to use it for the first 2 weeks I had it. Thought I'd burn the house down. How are you, Jamie?