Wednesday May 13 2009 comments Gladding McBean Photography Tour By: Karina Williams, Gold Country Media -A +A The Shuttle kilns fire the terra cotta and roof tiles, generally only taking 3 days to complete the firing. The 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. Jennifer 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. Viktor Verhovod, sculpture with Gladding McBean, works on creating a new piece for the South Lasalle Building in Chicago. Arturo 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. Maxine 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. Octavio Salazar pours plaster onto a mold he is creating to be used to create a clay piece. Hand presser, Juan Fernandez, finishes a clay pot before it is glazed and fired in the kiln. Octavio Salazar pours plaster onto a mold he is creating to be used to create a clay piece. Lisa Thomas, of Lincoln, and Tracy Harris of Auburn, admires the terra cotta samples at Gladding McBean during their tour with Lincoln Arts.