It's a two-stage firing schedule, the first stage is to burn off the binder. For the second stage you let the clay cool down and then refire. Tomorrow we will work on finishing the pieces we made today and hope to get a second firing in with the cane pieces we made today.
Here are some pictures from class...
Deb... my partner in crime for the weekend.
Vanessa and Katie
Pat, Marilyn, and Noreen
Kaite and Hadar
My first piece. Bronze inlaid with copper. Still sanding it down.
My sanded piece before it goes into the kiln
The firing container is a ceramic blanket.
Sally, Katie and Hadar
Me...hard at work.