It felt like a great firing today. We started at 6:30 a.m. and finished at 7 p.m., the shortest firing yet, reaching cone 9 in the back. Here's a few pictures from the day:
I can't wait to see what this jug looks like, glazed in
shino and fired on the floor of the kiln right next
to the firebox. Drips are natural ash.
Bark bags. We stuffed these bags full of
bark and tossed them in every now and then.
Bark has a lot of minerals and such that can
produce some nice flashing on pots.
Amy Peseller from New Jersey helped
us out firing the kiln today. She was a big
help. She collects feathers, so I gave her a
feather from "Red," our Old English rooster.
Amy's taking off Friday to hike the Appalachian
Trail from Tennessee to New Jersey. She's modeling
our "moon gloves."