Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tuesday Toot: My first "Firing" (Kiln) :-)

This week's Tuesday Toot is about my classroom!

I am excited to report I just returned home from my school kiln's first firing! I will have to get back with you all about how the artwork turned out! :-) It has to cool down 24ish hours before I am willing to take a look at how it all turned out. I have been terrified to use the kiln for a couple years now. I finally got the guts to use it and that is my Tuesday Toot! I apologize that this wasn't related to Thrifty but it is about "Creative" sorta!

A Kiln "Green" Must is to fire your kiln only if it is a full load to avoid excessive electricity usage.
For instance, I loaded an entire grade level's work into the kiln, rather than one class at a time. Naturally this is what every Art Teacher I know does, but thought I would add a "green" idea into the mix!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


dette said...

How awesome is that!! Good for you - I love the green touch. The littlest things make SUCH a big difference.

You are so creative - the last time I saw a kiln I think I was in high school. Maybe.

lol - Happy Tuesday!

Melanie said...

Thank you Dette! :-)

Anonymous said...

That's great - you'll have to show us pictures of how the art work turned out.

MommyCommunity said...

That's great - you'll have to show us pictures of the artwork. Thanks for joining us at TT.

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Wow, sounds great! I'm not nearly so creative. Hope it turns out nice.