|a first look|
|door part way down|
The firing went well enough but this much I will tell you:
It went too long- about 16 hours- we should be able to fire this kiln in less time.
It wanted to stall and played hell at the end of the fire and it took some real messing to keep thing going up.
We bent a cone 11 at the top right but only bent a 9 at the bottom.
We put some cones all over the kiln and from the second bottom shelf up things look pretty good.
The bottom shelf was not as cold as the first firing but still not great.
I have set aside about 1/2 the pots from that shelf to fire again.
With all of this said we are happy with most of the pots that came out and the best thing is the kiln is small enough to do another firing pretty soon.
With some fine tuning.
What is the plan for firing number 3?
Replace back bunner.
Open bottom up to 7 or 8 inches from 6 inches.
Use different glazes on the bottom shelf.
And just keep working it until maybe we call call her little darling.