Spring Sawdust Firing

I built a quick sawdust kiln, this time adding some chicken wire between the levels to support the work to stop the sawdust getting too compressed.
Sawdust Kiln
Set it on fire and left it covered for a few hours for the smoke to do its thing.
Sawdust Firing
When all the sawdust had burnt away I was left with pile of fired pieces rady to reassemble.
Broken bits
Using some potters glue and some epoxy resin I rebuilt them.
Fracture Lines
Like this…
Rebuilt
I am quite pleased with the results 🙂
Broken forms

St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust Prize

While attending the opening of the Hertfordshire Open Exhibition on Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised to hear my name read out as the winner of the St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust Prize! Thanks goes to Kat, Mum and Dad, Marlene, Jo, Mike, Asa and everybody else who has supported and encouraged me with this adventure.

Winning pieces