Day2 Paper kiln firing with Manos Nathan

Kia ora whanau, hows that weather treating you. If its nething like what we are having here.. then its cold, wet and miserable and you probably want to stay indoors..lol.. as well as keep an eye on any loose materials outside your house due to the huge winds hanging round tonight. Anyway I hope you are all nice and warm and enjoying the fact that you have a roof over your head tonight.

Continuing from the previous blog I put up today about the processes of making a paper kiln – in the images below you will see the next steps of preparing the kiln – this is what happened on our 2nd day with Manos.

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Layers of newspaper were dipped in sygellata (made the day before by the bucket load) and then mounded around the wood of our kiln..

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Our fire starter Mako had our embers burning hot ready to place inside the bottom of the kiln…

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VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100

The top opening of our kiln and below the mixture of sygellata…

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Mako with his shield…

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We have ignition…

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Excited much…

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Our own personal volcano..lol.. at a good temperature .. a good hour or two into the firing…

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Manos Nathan and Dave Cameron keeping a close eye on the kiln…

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VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100

Repatching the dried out black spots.. wood is burning away on the inside..

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That fire is burning well. red hot inside.. between 5-6 hours burn time… the side and top holes were all covered in the last hour of burn time and left overnight… to keep cooking…

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Tune in tomorrow for the update on the third day results of the firing and the process of opening the kiln…

Nga mihi
Lee:)

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