Inside Plum Bottom Pottery’s Kiln Building

April 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

Kiln Building

Kiln Building

This is the Kiln Building here at Plum Bottom Pottery. It houses the 65 cubic foot propane fired gas kiln. I fire this kiln about once every six weeks which is the amount of time it takes to fill this large kiln to the brim with pots. I work in porcelain so I fire the kiln to about 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. The black carbon on the outside of the kiln is the result of many reduction firings.

Plum Bottom's Kiln

Plum Bottom's Kiln

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Messy!

I finally received shelving to organize these plastic containers which hold the materials I use to mix glazes for my porcelain pots. It was a mess before. Now with the new shelving the space is organized and beautiful. It’s amazing how a simple shelving unit can transform a space from disaster to functional. This building will now be my primary area for mixing tests for new glazes. This summer I will be taking a class with Jeff Zamek at Penland School of Crafts on glaze testing and formulation. Hopefully you’ll see the fruits of this labor coming out of the kiln in the future with new glaze colors featured in the gallery.

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Rubber Mallet Fun.

Nothing like a little elbow grease to get things in order. I’m really happy with how it all turned out.

Ahhhh, finally organized!

Ahhhh, finally organized!

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Inside Plum Bottom keeps you current with the latest images, news and Door County events at Plum Bottom Pottery, a Chad Luberger working studio gallery in Door County, Wisconsin. Featuring images and insight into Luberger’s porcelain pottery and sculpture.

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