Sunday, September 27, 2009
It's a plan!
When we get ready to fire the big kiln I have a board we made for the first kiln load back in 1982.
The board is the same size as our kiln shelves.
All I need to do is fill the board. Unload it onto our carts.
Then I take each piece and examine it for small rough spots, these I sand off, then I wax the pots using hot wax and place it back on the cart for glazing.
The kiln holds 19 to 20 shelves of pots.
We then wheel the carts, which hold the pots, up to the big room along with the glazes and get busy.
The last load was planned Tuesday, while bisque was firing, we then started glazing on Wednesday and we finished on Saturday.
The shelves are clean and tomorrow it will take us about 5 hours to load and brick up the door.
Mark will fire while I start galzing tiles.
Good thing we took that trip away.......
Pots waiting to go in the kiln.