Studio

Rooted in Clay studio is open to visitors! You may stop by and catch Shana at work making pinched pottery....

Teaching & Education

Shana Brautigam is listed on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Arts in Education and Community Arts Roster. ....

About Rooted in Clay

Firing with wood, the flames travel throughout the kiln, touching each pot and creating a range of beautiful earth tones and surface effects......

Wood-Firing

 

We fire our pottery with wood to 2250°f. Every firing is a rewarding experience as we stoke the kiln to achieve the high temperature that will melt our glazes. At this intense heat, the flames and ashes leave unique patterns of color on the surface. The subtle variations of sheen and color bring each piece to life. When we unload the kiln, we are continually surprised to see the beautiful pots touched by the fire.

 

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Our kiln is built using 4 old electric kiln shells. The firebox is one kiln shell placed horizontally. We use three chambers for stacking the pots. Each chamber has its own chimney for easy control of the fire flow and temperature in each kiln. Firing to cone 6 takes about 4-6 hours.

 

For step-by-step instruction on how to convert your electric kiln see our article:

"A Simple Approach to Wood-Firing", Pottery-Making Illustrated Sept./Oct. 2004.


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Our kiln is built using 4 old electric kiln shells. The firebox is one kiln shell placed horizontally. We use three chambers for stacking the pots. Each chamber has its own chimney for easy control of the fire flow and temperature in each kiln. Firing to cone 6 takes about 4-6 hours.

 

For step-by-step instruction on how to convert your electric kiln see our article:

"A Simple Approach to Wood-Firing", Pottery-Making Illustrated Sept./Oct. 2004.