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!


Anonymous 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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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