Our functional and non-functional stoneware work is mid-fired to cone six
in either our electic kiln or our downdraft propane kiln. We selectively fire our
work using these different tools because the glaze effects vary remarkably
between them. As an example, a glaze high in copper can fire to a rich,
lusterous red in the gas kiln but will likely emerge from the electric kiln showing
a beautiful, teal-green.
Debra's work is made from a smooth white stoneware that's finished with
especially formulated to respond well when fired in the oxygen-poor
environment of the gas kiln.
Larry chooses from a library of glazes that provide the right effects on
same white stoneware when fired in the unaltered atmosphere of the
electric kiln. He applies layers
different glazes to achieve the look of
old paint or weathered metal. His
pieces may have as many as eight or nine
glazes, stains, and/or