Friday, March 19, 2010

Wadding:The Video

Rachelli [mainly] demonstrating the art of applying wadding [alumina,kaolin] to pots for the anagama; if you don't wad pots,the melting ash from the fire sticks everything to its kiln-shelf. Stacks of [usually] bowls leave marks inside the pots,but these are often easily tidied up,can often form part of the decoration and story of the pot,and are part of the aesthetic of wood-firing.The picture shows the front of Meir's anagama,with just the last/front stack of shelves to be loaded. Yesterday we finished loading,today is for building the brick door [or wicket in old potterspeak],tidying up and preparing for next week's firing. Click to view.



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