The Slow Art Of Kiln Fired Art !

I have 2 kiln loads of bisque waiting to be glazed, and while I was unstacking the kiln I was thinking it would be great if  things could happen more quickly, but good things are worth waiting for so I came up with this slogan……

The slow art of Kiln Fired Art – good things are worth the wait.

It’s true because I have some pots that came out the kiln yesterday that I love, they were fired a third time to add copper and platinum lustre. Thinking about all the time involved from rolling out a ball of clay, and forming the pots. Then the wait of a week or so until they are dry, with some time spent cleaning them between. Next they are fired, slowly, I usually get up early to put the kiln on so it’s finished before I go to bed. Then the wait until the kiln is cool enough to open and unstack. Then time spent adding 3 or 4 coats of glaze, and drying time before firing and cooling again.

Usually this is the end product but if I want to add overglazes or lustres there’s more time painting and firing and cooling and waiting. Overglaze painting could be another 3 firings at least.

So you see why I need to learn patience but good things are worth waiting for don’t you think?
Ikebana bowl

Succulent planter

succulent planter

5 thoughts on “The Slow Art Of Kiln Fired Art !

  1. Annie Nowak

    Well worth the wait as all good things are! I love the effect on all of them and I’d be hard pressed to choose a favourite.

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  2. CS Art photo

    Thank you again for all the inspiration, I made my first succulent pot ( not very even sided but ….) and for me who is a fast painter. the long process from start to finish is definitely teaching me patience. or at least it tries too 😉

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