Friday, May 6, 2016

Preparing for our channel experiment

A view of the stream (buried under snow) that feeds our stream channel warming experiment

We spend yesterday morning in the studio of Gudny Magnusdottir, an Icelandic potter that has a gallery in the center of Reykjavik. 

Gudny has been kind enough to help us burn and ash thousands of basalt tiles in her studio in Kopavogur, Iceland. The point of this is to remove - by extreme heat (500 degrees centigrade) - any biological material that may be remaining on the tiles from last year.  

Jon was feeling particularly good about this. . . . 

Thanks to Gudny's very large kiln, we were able to accommodate all three thousand of our tiles in one burning. . . . we are very thankful!

Here is a small sampling of her work. . . . beautiful stuff. .come to Iceland and check it out!

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