Here is how far I have gotten in loading the next firing. I have 2 feldspar glazes. The one marked ‘new feld’ is one I mixed up from my usual recipe. The one marked ‘old feld’ is the same recipe but I mixed it up about 10 years ago and have added to it a number of times so the basic character has changed.
I am firing both chambers of my 2 chamber noborigama. Feldspar glaze wants as close to an oxidation atmosphere as can be achieved. This kiln is a Karatsu style, low roofed design modeled on Nishioka Kyoju’s and the first room will only fire, at best, to a medium oxidation, i.e., medium reduction. The second room will go pretty close to oxidation which is why I am firing the feldspar in it. I haven’t decided what to put into the first room. I usually fire ash glaze but for some reason I don’t remember I fired all the ash glaze ware last time along with some kohiki. I think I will put some tiles, I have over 2000, in the first room.