At Brenda’s Pottery Shed you are able to come and chill out after a long stressful day at work and experience the therapeutic effects working with clay will have on you. Here at my Pottery Studio, you will be able to make anything you want, in a relaxed atmosphere, with soft music playing in the background.
The Kiln is the Heart…
The Kiln is the heart of every Pottery Studio. Once you have completely made your pot, it will stand on the shelf in the studio for around 2 weeks to dry out. Your pot will then go into the Kiln for two firings.
The ‘First Firing’ is called a Bisque Firing which completely changes your pot from mud to stone. Since small temperature differences can have a dramatic impact on the goods being fired, it is extremely important to keep an eye on the temperature of a kiln so that the firing is not ruined. This firing runs for 24 hours and reaches a temperature of 980 degrees.
Only once the Kiln is completely cold will your pot be removed and will now be ready for the Glazing process. Once you have glazed your pot, it once again goes into the Kiln for a “Second Firing”. This firing runs for around 9 hours and reaches a temperature of 1260 degrees. Once again, only once the Kiln is completely cold will the pot be removed.
Contact Brenda with any questions you may have.