A Make-over for my Kiln

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011 in About Me, Maintenance, Studio | 0 comments

Sanding kiln shelves

I live in eastern NC where we are often blessed with mild winter days.  Today was such a day.  With the promise of a warm afternoon, I decided to finish giving my kiln a make-over.  A few weeks ago, I put fresh, new elements in my kiln.  Yesterday, Julie started grinding the kiln shelves while I mixed up a

Fresh kiln shelves

recipe for self-leveling kiln wash that I’ve been wanting to try.  Because I was applying a new kiln wash, I needed to remove all of the old kiln wash before I could paint them.  This meant I spent several hours sanding the shelves (I am very thankful that I have a sous-potter who lets me use his power tools!).  So my kiln got the ‘spa’ treatment… exfoliation, buffing, and cleaning.  Now, if only I could get a massage!

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