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This is about 40 hours into it. I have stepped up the pace and plan on finishing tomorrow. The high temperature is the first room.
I lit the fire last night. My plans are to go through to Saturday or Sunday. Unfortunately I won’t have my dog to keep me company this firing. The 142C photo is the first room, top, the 82C photo is … Continue reading
I have the doors bricked up and almost sealed. I plan to start the fire the 6th. of August.
I have unloaded the front stacks in each room, I will leave the back stacks intact and just take out the work, use the shelves for the next firing. I would say this firing ‘style’, fire, put burner in and … Continue reading
I have never met Abe Anjin. He has written about how it is possible to fire a kiln for a portion of the day, shut the door, get a good night of sleep and then restart the firing. In fact, … Continue reading
I just finished the loading part of the kiln. The pictures show the second room I loaded. It is the room closest to the firebox. My concerns and experiments for this firing are as follows. 1) Can I minimize bubbling … Continue reading
I have started loading the first room in my nobori. Here are some pictures of the very beginning. This room will have kohiki and some black glazed work. I have been loading for a couple of weeks. One major problem … Continue reading
I just finished the back room. There are about 220 bowls in all. I was hoping to get 250 in but it didn’t work.
Here are some pictures of loading for my next firing. This is the back room, closest to the chimney. I have the back of the back room done and the front set of shelves almost done. The front set I … Continue reading