Firing perfect

Kiln fired perfectly.  It acted different as expected.  Actually it worked my favor.  I needed to push in the damper more, that better for reduction.  I am not 100 % sure this is due to the kiln repair or the frigid temperature outside, or plate setters inside. Most bricks seem one piece now. One odd… Continue reading Firing perfect

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Frigid

We are in frigid weather this week.  I think today’s high was like 12°F.  Just cold outside.   But not my studio.  It hit 85°F.  I can tell you these old steam furnace works too well. Sun was very strong, and felt so good today.             I finished repairing the kiln.… Continue reading Frigid

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Kiln maintenance

The first firing of 2013 is in the book.  It was overall good firing, though I am noticing a small piece fused on the edge of the pot recently.  I vacuumed the kiln before the firing, and had lost couple pieces this way.  I checked the inside the kiln, and found the firebrick near the… Continue reading Kiln maintenance

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