Friday, July 3, 2009

first firing complete

I think the firing went well today. It was festive anyway. So far I love this little Olympic kiln. It climbed to temp steadily and right on time every hour. No stalls no glitches. I did however forget to put a cone pack in thanks to so many Raku firings so we'll see how accurate my pyrometer is. I'm not sure I would have been able to see them anyway, the peeps are really small. I did a reduction at 06 for thirty minutes and then another at cone 9 for about forty minutes and soaked at the end for about 45 minutes. I think maybe I should have reduced for an hour but I was getting itchy to end it and have a beer! Nothing precious in there so it will be fun to see if I got any reduction at all. 14 hour day, but I learned a lot about the kiln and hopefully it will all be good.
This little guy came crawling up this afternoon. sooooo cute but oozy!


cookingwithgas said...

Happy 4th and best on the firing- the slug- ugh- but what a great glaze his colors and spots would make!

Judy Shreve said...

Hope it was a great firing! Looking forward to the pics. Ugh on the slug!

Laura said...

what a beautiful shot of your house with the kiln glow below and the colored lights above!