Art Department Kilns
Behind the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Building is an
arts work area that is home to two kilns--one gas, one electric.
On this day, the gas kiln was fired to 2000o in order to
assist with ceramic glazings. After an hour in the kiln, the
ceramic pieces were placed into a sealed metal container containing
straw in order to finalize the process, sans oxygen, in a process used
by Japanese artists.
In case you were wondering, that's Jessica, Jessica and Allison
Art Prof. Joe Daun opens the kiln
At 2000o degrees, the ceramic pieces glow red hot as they are
placed in a sealed metal container filled with straw (Japanese process)
Smoke from the straw fills the air
Reloading the kiln with more ceramic pieces
Governor's School for the Arts Photos