Thank you all for crossing your fingers, toes and eyes for us while we unloaded the kiln today.
See previous post for reasons if you just logged in.
As we knew the kiln fired hot and here are some thoughts from the peanut gallery, us.
Since the kiln hung up and since it toolk longer to reach temperature the glazes in theory got a good soak at cone 8 and 9. Some of the glazes loved the soak and others were pushed to their limit and ran to the shelf. It is always funny to me, ha ha, that you can have 6 mugs on a shelf and one sticks to the shelf- then it becomes a set of 4 with a spare, right?
And then it is funny to me that a place in the kiln that you thought of as a good place to place a pot because it is usually cooler there gets hot as heck!
So with this all said- there were some very good pots, some okay pots and some real seconds, yep, the real deal.
So here we go:
The back shelf:
The goblet shape bottom front, yea, you got it. S.T.U.C.K.
But- for the most part it was a good firing despite the problems that arose while firing.
In fact the spodumene galze loved being hotter and so did the iron red, when it did not hit the shelf.
Our iron black with the rutile wood ash top glaze...not so much. It was hotter than we like but it is fine.
There you go.
Thank you all for your support!
We will sort this all and send some out for sale.
And then back on the wheel for us we are working on deadlines.