Ceramics

The first firing of my new wood fired kiln at the end of October 2018.

The first firing of my new wood fired kiln at the end of October 2018. With some support from Ealaíon na Gaeltachta I was able to build, and fire this kiln using only local clays.

Wood firing local clays to cone 8 [1250 celsius] and going very slowly to temperature, it was very interesting controlling the speed of the flames. I used some birch, but mostly local sitka spruce a fast pine in this Irish climate. 

In 2014 I started using local clays that I found here on the Dingle Peninsula. At this time I only work with local clays.

I am very happy with the fired result from these native. The results are very rewarding I look forward to using the knowledge gained for the next firing. 

Mo mhíle buíochas d’Ealaíon na Gaeltachta as ucht a gcuid tacaíochta thar na blianta leis an dtionscanamh seo.  Thank you to Ealaíon na Gaeltachta for your support over the years with this project. 

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