Wednesday May 13 2009 comments Gladding McBean Photography Tour By: Karina Williams, Gold Country Media -A +A Karina WilliamsThe Shuttle kilns fire the terra cotta and roof tiles, generally only taking 3 days to complete the firing. Karina WilliamsThe Be Hives at Gladding McBean, or intermittent kilns, are heated with natural gas and fired at a maximum temp of 2100 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 days to 23 days depending on the size of the pipe. Karina WilliamsJennifer Lannom, of Applegate, left, and Georgia McElroy, of Danville, CA, listen to volunteer docent Cathie Szabo give the history behind the restored clay woman. Lincoln resident Jean Cross restored the woman sculpture. Karina WilliamsViktor Verhovod, sculpture with Gladding McBean, works on creating a new piece for the South Lasalle Building in Chicago. Karina WilliamsArturo Ruiz, forms the detailed parts of this plaster mold at the Gladding McBean Clay factory. The mold makers and sculptures of Gladding McBean are commissioned to create unique and customized pieces for clients all over the world. Many of the pieces are for the east coast where many of the older historical buildings are in need of restoration. Karina WilliamsMaxine Brown, of Auburn, left, Eileen Haggerty, of Roseville, middle, and Jerrie Matheny, right, of Loomis, walk through admiring the sculptures displayed for Feats of Clay. Karina WilliamsOctavio Salazar pours plaster onto a mold he is creating to be used to create a clay piece. Karina WilliamsHand presser, Juan Fernandez, finishes a clay pot before it is glazed and fired in the kiln. Karina WilliamsOctavio Salazar pours plaster onto a mold he is creating to be used to create a clay piece. Karina WilliamsLisa Thomas, of Lincoln, and Tracy Harris of Auburn, admires the terra cotta samples at Gladding McBean during their tour with Lincoln Arts.