News — kiln firing

Fresh from the HaldeKiln

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

About, oh, five years ago or so, I poured some pots with the idea of making "toad homes" (little upside-down pots with holes cut out on one side as a "door" that you put in your garden; toads, frogs, or lizards will make their home inside because it is dark, safe, and protected). I bisque fired the two plain pots, and then never got around to finishing them. Well, two broken yarn bowls inspired me to revisit the idea, and those four pieces took up the bulk of the kiln space! Little toad homes! What's next? Fairy doors?

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Fresh.... er, somewhat fresh, From The HaldeKiln!

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

In an ideal world, this is my routine: work a little bit on ceramics Friday through Wednesday, loading up the kiln as I go. Fire the kiln Thursday. Unload the kiln Friday, first taking a picture of the entire firing, and then photographing each new item (or each wildly different replacement item) as I bring it into the house. In the real world, the month of July was completely insane. Most Fridays - and you'll know this if you live in Gainesville - it's been raining, so I haven't been able to take good product photos since I use natural...

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Fresh from the HaldeKiln

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

A great mix in this firing; some custom orders, some things I was just playing around with, and starting to stock up on things for the holidays. I KNOW. That's months away.... but when you make everything by hand, you can never start too early. Ask me how I know! ;-)  Thanks, y'all!

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Fresh from the HaldeKiln

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Last week was a bit of a wash, production-wise; a new dog and a project that just wasn't working out as easily as I thought it would both conspired against me to not fire on Thursday as usual. Instead, I fired yesterday afternoon, and the kiln was finally cool enough to open about an hour ago. This is the result -  I'm quite pleased with everything! Some of these are custom orders, and some are going to need more painting, but I'll start listing everything that's available, tomorrow.

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Fresh from the HaldeKiln

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

I'm so happy with this week's firing! Sadly I am also super busy wrapping soap, so I don't have time to take pictures of all the new things... I'm trying to use the overcast afternoon as a reason not to feel too badly about that. I have, however, listed restocked, previously sold out items (like the neatly wrapped yarn mugs). And some of the items, like the mugs with the frames on them, and the white yarn bowls, are still going to need a little more painting.  I should get everything that's both new and avialable listed over the weekend,...

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