The Creative Cycle

The hours are long but the rewards can be very satisfying when you work with clay and cone 11 glazes.  Our gas kiln is 60 cubic feet and can hold close to 100 pieces.  It takes several days to fill the kiln, glaze days are 12-14 hours long.  The glaze fire is 10-12 hours reaching temps of 2400 degrees and cooling is another 15-20 hours.  
     K L is now taking time to tie driftwood handles to many pieces to complete before the packing up and driving to our next show in Fountain Hills, AZ.