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Unpacking the kiln

After waiting a day and a half for the kiln to cool down,

 the artists were anxious to dismantle the door and see the results.

Yary Livan unloading the wares which are still warm to touch.

Pottery in the ware chamber.

Kang Proeung taking inventory after unloading.

David Blackburn of the Lowell National Historical Park, left, with Yary Livan.

The unusual colors on the tea pot in the foreground are a result of the ash glaze.

The owl jar by Kang Proeung is a combination of porcelain clay on the bird's breast and darker sculpture clay.

 The glaze is clear. The combination of clay and porcelain is a technical tour de force.

This pedastal jar by Kang Proeung is also a combination of porcelain on the top and sculpture clay on the body, with clear glaze.

Yary Livan created this piece in homage to his mother; it represents the work women do to raise their children well.

Celebrating the successful test fire, in which 90% of the wares fired flawlessly, are Yary Livan, MCC Adjunct Professor and kiln master on the left, MCC Prof. Margaret Rack, 2010 Fulbright Hayes to Cambodia scholar and founder of the smokeless Cambodian kiln project, center, with Kru (Professor) Kang Proeung, visiting scholar/artist from Cambodia on right. 

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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:34 PM by rackm


Lynne Barker said:

soom anjeunh!!! :0)
# September 29, 2012 4:18 PM
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