Fire Type

10 September, 2008


These photos were inspired by Picasso’s pen light drawings, and are a fun way to pass the time while firing a kiln. During salt/soda firings, bricks are removed from the wall of the kiln and materials are introduced that vaporize and glazes the work. The bricks come out glowing white hot and turn dull red as they cool. For the “fire” & “type” photos, the camera was set to a three or four second exposure and the forms were “written” backwards in one shot. No manipulation was done to enhance or change the images. The 0-9 image is a multiple exposure shot where each number was done individually.




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