The day of the first kiln

I did it, my first kiln.

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Kiln Nr.5 medium size was mine, what an excitement.

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I needed a lot of help, it seems easy but there are many things to consider and to take care of

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actually the so called leatherhard pieces are extremely fragile, and need to be handled with extreme care (I broke two legs of my ladies)

I fired directly up to 1280 degrees, almost the highest you can do and it is pretty risky, pieces can crack or deform or break. But I wanted the porcelain to reach immediately the vitrious state to get its hardness, lightness and white colour.

And I was lucky

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Nothing broke and the porcelaine got its incredible quality

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textile turned into hard and white sculpture without loosing its details and momentum.

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and also my ladies in grey stoneware got an almost skinlike quality, only the broken leg remained

 

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it was a great day and I can now contiunue to work with more knowledge of how to proceed. Lota of ideas and possibilities come up and wait to be realized.

 

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