Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Cone 10 soda test tiles
Here's a group of soda test tiles from my web page. For names and recipes, go to:
If you double click this photo, it will bring up a larger version.
Yesterday I visited Linda McFarling who was firing her salt kiln as part of a two week class she is giving at her studio. There was lots of activity at the studio with Shane Mickey delivering a load of bricks and Lindas students busy at work.
I arrived just about the time they were starting to salt. We chatted about glazes and I got to see some of her new glaze tests - some really lovely glazes. One was the Sam Chung green with 3% copper carb (the recipe is in John Britt's wonderful Cone 10 glaze book). When things quiet down we want to get together and spend more time comparing glazes and doing some serious porch sitting with some wine or margaritas.
My main reason for the visit was to look at Joy Tanner's firing notes since she's been able to get that kiln (same cross draft design that I have)to fire pretty evenly. It took a while for me to copy the notes and now I have to spend some time making cleaner copies and try to figure out Joy's notations.
Since I've still got the bug that's slowing me down, we have a change in the weeks plan and today is now a day for a relaxed, adventure and hopefully, a nice picnic. I'll fill you in tomorrow.