Are we there yet?
The photos above take you through the some of the stages of drying. Moving from tightly wrapping in plastic, to loosely wrapped to air drying. I planned to let it dry for 3 weeks. It ended up being longer, until I had enough work to fill the kiln.
Above is the piece from greenware to bisque. It was fired at 04 in my manually operated Evenheat Model K Kiln.
Since this is not intended to be a functional work to hold water as a vase or be a vessel for food. My choices for finish are unlimited. Do I fire again to cone 6 using; Underglazes, Iron Oxide washes, Clear glaze. Or opt for a more predictable cold finish: with acrylics, stains, or other non-firing patinas?If I decide to use a cold finish should I fire again to vitrify at cone 6?
We aren’t there yet. To be continued