Finally fired up the prototype Oven (Icelandic: Ofn) and everything was going smoothly… around 800f the kiln shelf cracked. Thankfully I had set it on a tripod configuration so everything remained stable. The pyrometer seemed to have difficulties at certain temps or staying on. Not sure what was up there- need to check the booklet that… Continue reading Raku ofn finally fired up!
Last week I finally gathered the necessary ingredients to build a Raku kiln ‘photo-type’. 1/2″ fibre cloth, 2 cases of K23 kiln brick, fencing wire, galvanized steel waste bin, colloidal silica rigidizer plus a shelf, posts and digital pyrometer. I thought I’d best construct one of these kilns while I am still in Toronto and… Continue reading It’s freezing out, still.
I am currently finishing up Metal + Glass classes, deciding (still!) what to bring/ship to Brooklyn towards further experiments and shipping remaining items over to Iceland in March (when I return from Brooklyn). The other day I stumbled upon even more folders of images from the 2012 trip to Iceland and have started to sift… Continue reading Prepping towards Iceland
I really should spell craft, Kraft. The K is used in the German spelling and means power. Kraft = Power. And indeed it does at Penland. I had fully intended to share my experience as a day by day blog but was fully and completely taken over by the Penland experience as a work-study scholarship… Continue reading Penland: The school of crafts!