Month: May 2010

All Set for the Dragon Kiln Firing

My teacups, bowls and pitchers are glazed with either white satin, shino or ash glazes! I added a sprinkling of banyan tree ash, hoping that it will create interesting effects on the surfaces.

This time all our clay pieces filled up 5 chambers! The kiln is packed and all is set and ready for the firing on Friday!


Potters at Work

After a long hiatus, the potters at Thow Kwang have been busy throwing, coiling and hand-building pieces for the upcoming wood firing. Here are some of them in action:

Tia and her mosaic piece made from multi-coloured clays.

Steven’s new series inspired by nature’s seeds and seed pods. He started with a coiled form and developed it iteratively.

Here’s a peek at the spread of the bisque pieces that we will be glazing in the next week followed by the laborious packing into the dragon kiln. There is still much to be done before the firing at the end of the month. As always, prior to a firing, we feel an equal proportion of excitement and apprehension.