|The sun was setting and the kiln had heated up to 1083 degrees.|
As night time came, and the kiln temp reached around 2300 degrees, I looked out my kitchen window and was amazed to find that looking across the backyard I could see the red hot peering out at me from under the lid of the kiln. Really cool! I went out to take some pictures to share, unfortunately, they only give you an idea of what was there to look at....some things you have to see in person I guess.....here's the best I could do.
And the results.....
I did some experimenting with the kiln settings--ummm--note to self "just leave it alone". (Fired med cone 6 with a 5 minute hold--should have not done the hold) I did learn a lot, the bummer is I had a few pieces that the glaze ran onto the kiln shelf. Oops! However, the rest turned out great. Here is a little sampling.
Turquoise and dessert sand on a light weight clay.
SALSA BOWLS!!!! A personal favorite
I guess it is the same as in life, some extra time in the heat can produce a beautiful result, however, I have discovered that, if given a choice, its not necessary to undergo that "extra" time. For me, I would rather stay out of that time in the extra heat. Yet for those times when I chose to stay where I shouldn't have, either in my thoughts, my actions, or my situations I am thankful to God that He can make something beautiful out of my pain and out of my bad choices. He knows we are but dust, we will make wrong choices and He loves us no matter what. Wow. Nothing can change His love for us.