Keepin’ On

Just a quick update.
– I’m making steady progress just using what time I can find. Sometimes it’s just 30 min., sometimes more.
– Concentrating on the past few firings in the gas kiln, while beautiful, have reminded me why I had turned to more primitive low-fire techniques.  I need to find time for both.
– I tweaked this site to be more mobile-friendly. I added a mobile theme for anyone coming here via smartphone, iPad, or such.
– I’ve also been working on a corresponding Google+  page. If you haven’t already, head on over there and check it out. I use it more for shorter, quick updates and pics of works in progress. Just click the ‘Google+’ button on the sidebar to get there.


5 thoughts on “Keepin’ On

  1. Sanne Johansen

    Hello. Great stuff you’re doing. I’ll try saggar with tin foil. Should it be 600 degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius? Or does it matter how much I burn? How long will it burn? Hope to hear from you. Sincerely Sanne Johansen Denmark.

    1. Brian

      Hi Sanne –
      The work you see here was fired in a fiber raku-type kiln to about 1200F (650C?). At that temp, you’ll see some of the aluminum foil break down/burn away (at around 570C). Firing too hot will eventually drive off the colors, but you can experiment to see what works best with what materials you’re using in the saggar.

      Good luck!

    1. Brian

      Linda – On WordPress, I just had to install a mobile plugin addon. It basically detects whether a mobile device browser is accessing the page, and adjusts the blog template for the small screen.
      I took a look at your blog, and it looks like Blogger is doing this automatically for you.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *