Hey folks, just wanted to share some pictures of the Connecting Layers Exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery until January 7th. The show features 16 pieces by some of Thunder Bay's youth. Myself and Janelle Wawla helped facilitate the work shop. We drew inspiration from Quentin Maki's recent show Cohesion (2017) to inform the techniques.
After 10-11 hours the kiln hit its final temperature and after 12 hours of cooling I popped the lid to check the results. My cones indicated to me that the top layer was slightly over fired and I notice the top shelf was a little off. After removing the top shelf I found a semi-collapsed bottom shelf (luckily a lot of the work was still intact). After further investigation I realised that I used soft brick instead of hard brick to control the flame flow which mangled the soft brick, resulting in the semi-collapse. This gradual collapse explains the rather lengthy firing considering the size of the kiln.
Overall, the firing was a great learning experience. One 7.8 pound propane tank (BBQ Tank) got me to 1950'F, which is quiet reasonable. Thank you Aphrodite ( The Kiln's Name) for laying the ground work for future awesomeness.
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