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Malted Rock Bowl”:
t
hrown on the wheel, low fire in
an electric kiln
Tree Frog Bowl”: thrown on the
wheel and altered, multi-layered glazing,
low fire in an electric kiln
Red Coral Bowls”: thrown on the wheel
carved, under glazing and multi-layered
glazing, mid- fire in an electric kiln
"Liberty": hand-built sculpture,
multi-layered glazing, low fire in an
electric kiln.
"Shell in a Hand":  hand-built
sculpture, multi-layered glazing, low
fire in an electric kiln.
“Cypress Bowl”:  hand-carved
vessel, multi-layered slips, enamels
and glazing, low fire in an electric kiln.
In ceramics everything works together – clay, glaze, and heat interact so that any change in one area of the kiln affects the others.
The type of clay used dictates the temperature at which finished work is fired. Now days there are plenty of firing choices. There
are low-firing clays that begin to get hard but not mature at cone 1479F and mature from 1830F to 2109.
There are two atmospheres that may develop in a kiln as it fires – oxidation and reduction. The terms oxidation and reduction
refer to how much oxygen is in the kiln's atmosphere while the kiln is firing. An oxidation atmosphere has plenty of oxygen for the
fuel to burn. By creating an oxidizing atmosphere, you can achieve a certain glaze appearance. Low-fire glazes are frequently fired
in an electric kiln because bright glaze colors require clean oxidizing atmosphere that is characteristic to this kind of kiln. Firing
glaze is a much faster process then bisque-firing or glaze – firing. The firing process takes only 2.5 to 3 hours.
Iron Tea Pot”: thrown on the
wheel, low fire in electric kiln
“Birch Man Candle holder :
t
hrown on the wheel and altered;  multi-
layered slips; low fire in an electric kiln.
Low -Mid Fire  Ceramics in oxidation














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“Trigger Tropical Fish : hand-
built sculture;  multi-layered slips; low
fire in an electric kiln.
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