Taking hubby's car to the garage today for a check up.
1. 135 Auburn Boattail by Paul McWain Photo
2. Road Cushion 1 by Syko
3.Vroom Vroom Blanket by Cuddled with Love
4. Traffic Jam by Cassia Beck
|you see here a tablespoon is just a bit too much :-)|
|Most of us had prepared a little bowl in the days before so they were dry when Friday came.|
|We used a grill form an old BBQ as a base. We made a channel underneath to be able to add wood and fuel the fire. On top we constructed a basket in metal wire to hold the ceramics.|
|We filled the basket with charcoal and the dry clay pieces.|
|We stacked wood we had collected on our walks around the basket.|
|We wrapped the wood with cardboard, leaving a hole for a chimney in the top.|
|Than followed 7 layers of clay slush and newspapers, one layer slush, one layer newspaper and so on.|
|The finished paper kiln with a cute chimney and holes either side to light the fire and add more wood.|
|What to do with the left over slush.....slush fight!|
|Watching the kiln shrink as the fire burns higher and higher, |
we kept adding wood until is was well alight on all sides.
|Well into the night we removed the paper surround, |
the wood had burned away and all the charcoal is glowing.
This is good, we need much heat for long around the pieces.
|In the morning we found it like this. Perfect result, only 2 bowls were broken, |
most likely because there was air trapped in the clay.
|These are the ones I made, I had added stripes in copper-oxide and a glaze.|
For the glaze it had not been hot enough so that came off or
it was because the glaze was too old and past it's sell-by-date.
|Here (in the back) as part of the dessert buffet for a family BBQ|
|Turquoise and Copper earrings by Alatvian ,|
who's taken her inspiration from mother Earth's rich heritage
Basket from Scheveningen - Holland by P8Accessories ,
who's taken her inspiration from her mother's hometown
|La Dame Espagnola - necklace by Star of the East,|
who has taken her inspiration from her Spanish roots
|Picture from last year in Le Veauthibault|