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The National Park has reopened, and we are able to fire the kiln again. We will be loading on Friday and firing on Saturday. Visitors are most welcome to come watch and participate.
Lucky for us, our dear friend Kusakabe (left) was visiting from Japan to build a kiln in nearby Walpole. We were delighted that Nancy Selvage, Boston area sculptor and recently retired director of Harvard ceramics program, was able to bring him to Lowell to see our kiln. We are tremendously grateful to Sensei for his generous ...
Wearing welding goggles for protection from the brilliant light, this student checks the conditions inside the kiln.
The MCC International Club visited; members have pottery in this firing that was created in a workshop with Yary Livan, second from right.
Carina Self, MCC Assistant Dean of Social Sciences and Service Learning, took a ...
The door is unbricked to reveal the wares from the second fire; the chamber is full to the max.
Maggie Holtzberg, of the LNHP, and Yary Livan enjoy looking over the newly fired wares while
they match lids to elephant pots.
This one gets a tiered pagoda like lid.
Yary makes a variety of elephant shapes and sizes, each ...
It was a cold day, and the wind was relentless. The kiln is so well insulated that it doesn't provide much warmth.
Middlesex students worked 2 hour shifts starting at 7 a.m.
The cranky pyrometer gave us trouble, despite the new longer probe.
We are grateful for help problem solving this! But this time we will again rely on the ...
Coals glow in the primary fire box as the temperature rises.
Kang Proeung rakes the coals in the primary fire box.
Yary Livan clears some coals.
Yary loading wood. We will use about one cord.
Students from several colleges came to observe, including Middlesex, UMass Lowell and UMass Boston.
The visitors expressing ...
The Cambodian style wood burning kiln produces unique ash glazes and
aesthetic effects distinctly different from other Asian traditions. Yary’s kiln is a cross draft kiln, with a sprung
arch ware chamber modeled after kilns used in Cambodia during French colonial
rule. Proeung Kang, head of ceramics department at the Secondary School of ...