Jan 7, 2012

Grand Upla Firing (Bhatti)

It was a sunny winter afternoon when we (aspiring and talented potters) got together for bisque firing our pottery pieces. We built Upla bhatti (dried cow dung cakes) under the guidence of Meena mam.


It was a very important day for us as we had to bisque fire our month(s) long hard work. We had made large number of pieces. It took us two hours to complete the entire process including last minute arrangement for more uplas...thanks to Jas and Veena. Upla bhatti looked fabulous and the output was fantastic. There was only 20% breakage and rest was success. Overall it was a great fun and learning experience!! I'm looking forward to more such grand day, till then....
Happy Claying!!


Potter's Work





Ready for fire!!




 Group of aspiring potters



This is how Upla Firing looks when we first create it!!




 This is how bhatti looks after 3 hours...You could see red angaar inside..This looks awesome!!



Bisqued terrecotta pieces (After Firing)


Ceramic Photo Frame cum Wind Chime : Part II

As kids really love animals and birds, i thought of creating shapes that could attract them most. So, here are the final shapes that i've come up with. Now, my wind chime is complete. These shapes can be hanged through the photo frame. Here is the final picture (all pieces are bisqued now).