Ceramic Artists and Friends are all invited - date to be announced - to a Barrel Firing. I am planning on having a wood fired barrel firing pot luck party here at my home as soon as the weather turns cool and damp enough to allow me to have an outdoor fire.
I have four small barrels - dimensions are about 3 feet tall and 24 inches wide. I'd like to find a larger barrel - a 55 gallon drum or two. My husband brought a large barrel home, but it has some type of solvent in it and would have been too dangerous to fire (it might explode) My smaller barrels are already steam cleaned.
I am reading Paul Wandless book about Alternative Kilns and Firings - learning all about pit and barrel firings.
Please let me know if you have any experience in this type of firing - basically a pit fire but it gets hotter in a barrel according to the book I am reading.
And if you have any dry firewood and/or kindling set it aside to bring along.
What do you think? Sound like fun?
I'll post more details here as they develop.