Friday, April 19, 2013

"Explosion" in the Kiln

This is what happens when you fire clay that is not dry enough.  And THEN you get kids who are ticked off.  I told the class that the good part of this was that they got to work with clay another day!  YAY!





6 comments:

jackie said...

KABOOM!! Oops.

Snippety Gibbet said...

I might have titled this "Last Man Standing." The figure in the center of the kiln, came through unscathed.

Julie said...

Oh dear. I know they were upset, but good to get to do clay another day!

Rina k6art.com said...

You have my sympathies!
I blew a kiln load last year. I hot glued some of the interesting shards to corks to make texture stamps for clay. Lemonade out of lemons :)

Sara Bowen said...

Hi Jan, I chuckled when I saw the photo - must be kind of frustrating but it looked sort of fun too! I hope the kids were intrigued and not too disappointed...

gretchen buwalda said...

I'll be loading up the kiln in a couple of weeks. i llove that you shared this explosion. We learn by our mistakes, or someone else's in this case. Thanks.