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Teamwork Making the Dream Work

We loaded the first soda kiln firing for this class at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. It was done largely as a team with each class member taking part in the decisions of where pots would be placed. Besides that, someone brought some snacks to share, people took tuns making balls of wadding for everyone, shelves where coated with kiln wash and lifted into place in the kiln and more, all as a group effort. We even finished with time to spare for a quick lesson. It was lots of fun.

Pottery ready for soda firing by Lori Buff
Pots Ready to Be Fired in Soda Kiln

You can see my covered jar with an owl on it here with other student’s work. It should get a decent amount of soda there without loosing the imagery (I painted on all 4 sides). Let’s all cross our fingers for beautiful pots.

The kiln is shared with another class. After they load the front, it gets bricked up and fired. We should be able to unload it on Monday night. I’ll post the results next week.

Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery by Lori Buff


  1. can't wait to see the results and unusual to see an owl flying, usually they are depicted as sitting on a branch (like mine ha).

    1. We are excited to see the pots also.

  2. An owl pot! here's to a Christmas in July kiln opening!


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