Another glorious day of high windy weather, perfect for smoke firing!
I place my sculpture in a galvanized dustbin
Fill the empty space with sawdust, dry leaves, straw, newspaper; anything organic.
Put some newspaper on top, and light them.
When the sawdust catches fire, I can replace the lid on top
The sawdust will smoulder for hours, and when it is all finished and the bins have cooled down, voila’!
We can now have a look to see what’s been cookin! I love this bit!
These are some of my Fat Bird sculptures. Apart from the eyes and comb, all the colours come from the smoke firing.
There are a lot of ways to influence the smoke firing results by using metal oxides, sea weed, salt, coffee grinds and so on, but you will need to come to my workshops to find out more about that!
Here’s a link