Archive for August, 2010

A time to glaze


Bisque Firing OcarinasWith a sigh of relief and a longer than normal cooling off period, I opened the kiln this morning to discover that all of the ocarinas and MugPhlutes survived the bisque firing…in spite of some over-firing of the kiln that remains a mystery. From my experience, nothing about firing a kiln turns out perfectly and that would be the case in this instance as well. A few of the instruments warped just enough that they do not play easily. Those will become test pieces for some new glazing. Coming up soon, it is a time to glaze (click image for larger view).