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Georgetown College
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

 

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