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16th Jan 2019 The people who now have my old studio have let me fire in my lovely old big kiln, the controls are really old-fashioned, and it’s like being a scientist or a crazy experimenter. The physical sound of the contactors breaking in and out to keep the large chamber at an even temperature is quite frightening and thrilling. Inside the kiln there are quite a few large pots glowing in the red white hot heat, shimmering and soft to the touch if one could touch them at this point of the material process. So thrilling, inside this box I have no idea what has really happened. It was a bit of a balancing act with fabulous new intern Josh Packing the kiln yesterday, so fingers crossed. It never ceases to thrill, slightly scare and amaze me. It’s a great honour to be in slight control of all these material changes. Won’t know till tomorrow whether the pieces are successful or not.
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The people who now have my old studio have let me fire in my lovely old big kiln, the controls are really old-fashioned, and it’s like being a scientist or a crazy experimenter. The physical sound of the contactors breaking in and out to keep the large chamber at an even temperature is quite frightening and thrilling. Inside the kiln there are quite a few large pots glowing in the red white hot heat, shimmering and soft to the touch if one could touch them at this point of the material process. So thrilling, inside this box I have no idea what has really happened. It was a bit of a balancing act with fabulous new intern Josh Packing the kiln yesterday, so fingers crossed. It never ceases to thrill, slightly scare and amaze me. It’s a great honour to be in slight control of all these material changes. Won’t know till tomorrow whether the pieces are successful or not. #kiln #kilnfiring #crystallineglaze

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