Small Kiln made by Fornell and Company, used by Martha Ash, circa 1996. Martha Ash was born in Poland in 1920 and lost all her family in the Holocaust. She came to Australia in 1949 where she studied ceramics, sculpture silver smithing, enamelling and glass mosaics. She usually worked without sketches or drawings and her work often reflected the images, colours and experiences of her environment and past. She died in September 1996.

Physical Description

Small metal kiln on metal stand. The kiln door opens with side handle and the inside of kiln is lined with ceramic. The Temperature control knob is located on green box which plugs into kiln. There is a rectangular ceramic tile which fits inside the kiln and a wire mesh tray which has been bent at either end to form shallow legs. One side of the kiln is darkened and covered with glaze spots.

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