Saturday, September 27, 2008

A sneak peek barrel firing number 4

In prepping our pieces, Becky started getting a little carried away and tried to eat the Pawleys Island special: seaweed, (ok I made her do it!!) especially gathered for barrel firings!! Mmm mmm good way to begin the morning.With the piece prepped and ready to load....Of course, the babies were kicking about wanting to inside the kiln to see what the fuss was all about. so they took a sneak peek (peak!) before loading the kiln with fuel: newspaper, charcoal, and apple wood, special from Becky's apple tree limb that fell.Nice fire.....

A common site around the barrel ...by many. Peeking in the holes to see what is happening inside....
Nice hot fire.....beautiful embers.
To keep everyone fortified, two upside down pineapple cake options, courtesy of Ada Darling via Tom Gray!! Yummy, more on the cakes in another posting.

A sneak peek at one of the pots and results from the firing today.....what is so nice are those music like ghostly looking notes floating up...how neat is that!! More to follow....it was a wonderful firing!!!

5 comments:

Becky said...

What a great day/night! Can't sleep. I think that seaweed breakfast is keeping me up. ;) Or maybe it was all the brown sugar in that yummy upside down cake? That piece of yours is nothing short of magnificent! Way to go, Mermaid!!!

jbf said...

WOW! Glad everything turned out so nice! I will have some pieces for BF#5. You folks have got this down to a science now. Good firing (and great cake)!

ang said...

very nice colour responses.....and hello babies, good to see they got back safely from the beach...love the image of the moment...

Elaine Spallone said...

We are stoked and excited about the color results with this firing. Next firing: Happy Halloween all!

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