On Friday, Wali started to prepare his kiln and pasted with advertisement paper and wet clay. This kiln will be wood and charcoal fired.
The pasting team: Swanica, Debbie, Jenny, Catherine and Pat and Nicole (hidden somewhere).
My pot covered with seaweed and cleaning abrasive pads and rope to hold it. Seaweed contains a lot of salt and the fumes during the firing will color the clay.
Prepared pots for the flying kiln. (click on pictures for enlargement).
Putting pieces in the kiln.
Closing of the kiln and making of wings.
Drying of the kiln in a well protected area with roof against the torrential rains. It didn’t dry too fast, but still well enough.
Painting of the kiln by Debbie, Catherine and Nicole.
We started the firing of the flying kiln on Sunday morning, because of the heavy typhoon rains. Of course, when it is dark it is more impressive, but nonetheless it was very intriguing to get this big, heavy kiln to fly on chains.
And it did! Steve, Wali, Nicole.
Wali, the pilot!
It was a good take off!
Titus, Catherine, Wali, Jenny, Jenny, Dave, Graham, Euan, Swanica, Laura, Steve, Rob and Nicole.
Wali’s website is: http://www.walihawes.com/index.php