Welcome to Crack The Kiln
To ‘crack the kiln’ is a term used in the ceramics world. It is the first opening of the kiln door after firing. In my opinion, it is the single most exciting aspect of being a potter….to see how your pots have fired, how the glazes have worked, whether there are any unexpected surprises!
The only thing you can guarantee with ceramics is that no matter how much you plan, the end result will always surprise you in some way. It is that letting go of control and giving your creative ware over to the kiln that is so humbling and rewarding. You have to learn from your mistakes, take note of your successes, record your choices and reflect on them. Sounds like psychotherapy babble….…well, it is! Grab some clay and get making…..I guarantee it will help heal your soul!
I will also be sharing food ideas, tips, tricks and recipes. There is nothing more rewarding than making the very plate that serves your delicious home cooked fayre.
Whether it is the oven or the kiln that attracted you to my website, I want to thank you for stopping by and invite you to share your opinions. This is an interactive blogging site so I’d love to hear your experiences and feedback from my posts.