Thursday, November 22, 2007

Open House 2007

STARworks Ceramics will have the second Open House
on Dec 7 (Fri), 5pm-7pm.

It's been over a year from the first open house, since then we have got more items in shop, also interesting projects are going on.

There will be snacks and drinks, free samples, brochures, and lots of information.
Please join us!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Unloading Kiln

We started unloading wood kiln on Nov 9 (fri) at 2:00, and it was very good results!

Pots from the second (glaze) chamber

Pots from the third (salt) chamber

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Third Wood Firing

STARworks Ceramics had the Third Wood Firing Workshop and it went well.

This time, we did different experiment than last two firings, we made the first chamber (tube) as a fire box only, and tried to get firing done faster.

It took 26 hours firing except gas pre-heating. The unloading will be Nov 9th, Friday, 2pm - 4pm.

The next wood firing will be announced soon.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Annual Meeting 2007

Central Park NC (Yadkin Pee Dee Lakes Project) had an annual meeting 2007 on Oct 23.

STARwoks Ceramics displayed booth and showed what we are doing. People were pleased about wild local clay magnet.

Thank you for joining!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Second Wood Firing Workshop

STARworks Ceramics had the Second Wood Firing Workshop in June.

The firing took about 50 hours and it went well.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Friday, April 6, 2007

The First Unloading

On April 5th (Thu) late afternoon, we started unloading kiln with staff, participants and friends.

Works from Tube Part
Works from 2nd (Glaze) Chamber

Works from 3rd (Salt) Chamber


Sunday, April 1, 2007

The First Wood Firing: Mar 31

Tube (Anagama Part) got cone 12 down (over 2300F) in the evening, and we pulled out several pots from Tube. Wood ash on pots looked shiny green.

Then we started stoking wood for Glaze Chamber and Salt Chamber. At 11:20PM stop stoking for Tube.

Around 12AM stop stoking for Glaze Chamber.

When Salt Chamber got Cone 7 for the coolest spot, we stoked salt (about 12 lb) into the chamber. At 1:20AM, we completed firing.

It was 43 hours firing (except 12 hours preheating).

Unloading will be the next week and we will announce more detail very soon.

Thanks for your cooperation and help.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

The First Wood Firing: Mar 30

Temperature of Tube reached cone 7 , 2nd Chamber got 010 down at 7AM, March 31th. Keep going.

Friday, March 30, 2007