Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sunday firing=Monday/Tuesday cool down

Sunday's firing went along like clock work on a good battery. There was still some wind that blew in from somewhere but the kiln clicked along and was done sooner than we thought it might be.
When we called the gas company after the last firing they sent someone out to check everything and the decision was to replace the regulator on the tank and leave all the other ones alone.
Right now I am going to say that worked.
I did take some quick looks in the kiln and what I can see looks good.
We might possible get in a bit further today, depending on the temperature.
We never rush the cooling cycle letting the kiln cool down on its own speed. I am convinced that more happens during cooling with the glazes.
I have looked way too early at the pots and been disappointed only to find a more true color 24 hours later.
There were so many interruptions when we were loading that we both forgot to take pictures of the middle and front stacks. I will have to get some before we unload, but I do like the loading pictures as a good reference for future loads.
There is much to do today and we have returned to winter with a cold, sunny morning .
I'll get back with you when we get some peeks in the kiln.
Tea time!

 Remembering Lee- March 6th....


Linda Starr said...

Doesn't Lee look pretty sitting therem bet she's smiling down on you there; we had one day of cold and now it's warming back up.

Judy Shreve said...

Beautiful picture of Lee - and you - oh and the guys too. Thinking about you today! Happy the firing seems like a good one. Looking forward to seeing those warm pots.

smartcat said...

A lovly photo for remembering obviously good times.

Thinking of you.......-s-

Patricia Griffin said...

Thinking of you and your family today, March 6. What wonderful photos, all beautiful. Wishing you peace and love today.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh yes, best wishes on the firing indeed :)

Tracey Broome said...

Oh yeah, there is that VIEW!! Lucky girl to get to see that every day. Great photo of Lee as well. Nice that you have some special memories of her :)

Kings Creek Pottery said...

~March 6th~

Love and Peace

cookingwithgas said...

Hi all- I have found the best way to get through these days is to stay busy and it was a busy day.
Thanks for the kind wishes and thoughts.