Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Barrel Fired Tea Caddy

This barrel fired tea caddy is my favorite piece from my second firing.
Approximately five inches tall, 3 inches diameter.
To get the flame patterns on this piece I wrapped wire around the ouside of the pot. This also kept the lid secure. Then I placed the tea caddy on its side in a bed of sawdust on the bottom of the barrel kiln.
Miracle-Gro and copper carbonate was then sprinkled around the pot.
The barrel was then loaded with hickory, lit and burned to ashes. The pot was removed the next morning.
This piece will be on exhibit at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. for the next three months, Fine Arts Building, 3rd floor.
To see more barrel fired pots and photos of the firing go to my flickr site