We loaded this kiln with mostly local clay - high in iron. I've decided to fire a little lower in temperature for this firing and try to keep away from a reduction atmosphere in the kiln as much as possible. Reduction - lack of air producing heavy smoke (stating it simply) - likes to produce pockets of gas in my local clay.
I better get back out there.
Hope to see you at the R.D. Mahan Turkey Roast and Kiln Opening this Saturday at our place.