News — kiln firing

Fresh from the HaldeKiln

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

  Yesterday I bisque fired the kiln, and I didn't realize until this morning when I was unpacking and trying to display everything just how much I had packed in there! A couple of the pieces were pretty big, granted, so they took up a lot of room. I can't wait to get that new hippo planter glazed and ready -- that's a new mold I found a couple of weeks ago. I know about three people who are going to be fighting over it! But don't worry, I did get the mold; I can make more. ;-) Oh... and...

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Fresh from the HaldeKiln

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 If it seems I've been a firing fool lately, you would not be mistaken. It's a combination of having a few new molds I want to try out, catching up on things, and also moving my weekly glaze firings from Friday to Wednesday*.  YARN BOWLS!!!! I will be listing those this afternoon, so expect them on the site by lunchtime or just after. Also a couple more African Violet pots, and a sewing machine planter that is slightly defective and will be able to be found in the sale section next week. Overall, even with the sewing machine slightly tilted...

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Fresh from the HaldeKiln

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

  This kiln was packed to.the.gills! The flat stuff takes up a lot of room, but I have some short shelf posts so I was able to get an extra shelf in there (utilizing one of the old shelves from my original kiln... making the purchase of the same size kiln from the same manufacturer for my second kiln a very smart decision). Some of these are custom orders (the yarn mugs, the whale ashtrays) and some I'm trying to glaze and get in my next kiln firing (the yarn bowls). Some may sit for a while while I decide...

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Fresh from the HaldeKiln

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

  I am so in love with that coffee grinder plaque I may not even want to sell it!  Also, here is one finished "Give us this day our daily bread" plate (mentioned previously here). I want to make a couple more before I put this one up for sale, mostly because I have asked That Poor Man to make some bread for my photo shoot, and I don't want him to keep having to make bread (that I then keep having to eat). Wait... why would I *not* want that?!  Other than that.... I'm a little disappointed in the yellow soap...

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Fresh from the HaldeKiln

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

This was one stuffed-full kiln! A few custom orders, a few restocks, and a few backstock items (I think I've finally gotten to the point where I've got the "Good Morning mug" birds positioned correctly, so they don't slide off during the kiln firing). I don't think I could have fit one more thing into this round, even though I had about three more pieces waiting in the wings in case I could finagle room. 

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