Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wood & Salt Firing Workshop with Poul Jensen

In late March a group of us from the Ceramic Department went on a little adventure in search of a small island in Denmark called Fejoe. After a long car journey, we stumbled upon the residence of Poul Jensen and his wife Anne. Our mission was to fire two kilns over the week. It was the continuation of a kiln building project that they has started with Poul last year, and we were there to christen the virgin kilns. We started off firing the Olsen Fast Fire Wood Kiln and struggled to get to temperature, so we read the manual once again and decided to change our approach. The second firing was much more successful and top temperature was reached, enough to enable us to salt the kiln for the second firing. We unfortunately ran out of time to fire the large oil kiln but I suspect Poul is firing it while I type and we should be looking forward to a delivery of work very soon!.

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