This week I was fortunate to be able to fire a number of candidate ceramic pieces for my BMAI project in a wood-burning "train" kiln at the Cobb Mountain Art & Ecology Center (@cobbartandecology). There were just two of us sharing the kiln space and the work of the firing -- me and my friend… Continue reading firing

dye day

The cloth finally went in the indigo today -- five dips at five minutes each, then a final pH-neutralizing soak in vinegar water. The indigo vat as mixed was sitting at pH 12.5 so I added fructose to bring it down to 11.5. That's still high for dyeing silk but I figure my warp has… Continue reading dye day