Swanica explores Japan

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

On Saturday, I did my first oil kiln firing in the kiln from Mr.Sato.

This is the motor with the flu. Here you can adjust the amount of oxygene, so the oil will burn well and to its fullest. When you see black smoke coming out of the chimney, you increase the air/oxygene.

You also control the increase of temperature by partially closing the chimney.

The oildrum, the fuel.

The pyrometer shows the temperature.

The kiln is filled so that you can easily take the pieces out of the kiln.

Taking a little peek.

Taking a piece out.

A tissue outside and inside burning for smoke effects.

Putting the horsehair on.

Spraying the ferric chloride.

The end result. It takes some days for the colors to develop.


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