Oh how I hate being sick. Unfortunately, here I am again, low grade fever and all nine yards, or however that expression goes. Andreas just got better. I suppose now it’s my turn. Lets hope it stops here.
I started feeling it especially last night, when the firing kept dragging out, longer than I had anticipated. You can’t just stop mid-firing, call it quits and go to bed…
I’ll leave you with images from the loading and firing. Hoping to pull the door bricks this weekend – more pix then. BTW, we tried spraying salt water this time, in addition to a few salt cups… Keep your fingers crossed. If the results are good we may have resolved the boiling salt cup issue for good. I did make all new cups with a good amount of alumina mixed in, and from what I could see through the heat and flames – they were still up and intact at the end, so that in itself may have fixed the bug. We shall see in a few days. In the mean time I will jug ginger and chamomile tea by the gallons and maybe get some extra sleep… ahhhhh.
He IS happier than he looks Back half of the kiln loaded.
Last little things going in.
I’m breathing, people!
Just when it seems that I’m too busy to come out for a breath I realize, that for the first time for quite a while I am actually taking in life in big, full breaths and having a blast:)
And I want to thank everyone who has helped me along, pushed or nudged me forward, and caught me when I fell.
Life is beautiful!
The last firing was great! Reduction is a bit uneven in this kiln, but I’m all for variation. How boring would it to get an evenly reduced kiln load! Or am I missing out on something?
A few pix from the firing:
I hope the new owners will be happy with their dinnerware set. I am:)
On the note of building our own kiln- Adam will be pushing some more dirt around on the kiln site this week and we’re hoping to pour a pad before the end of September.
I will update y’all on the kiln building workshop plans next week hopefully… There are still a few things to iron out.
Happy beautiful September day everyone!