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I have finished loading the first part of the second room. Very slow this time. There are 8 levels of shelves, 3 shelves per level, about 10 pieces on each shelf so 8*3*10 = 240 pieces for this stack.
Test firing for the next nobori firing.
I am doing a small test firing to try to figure out what to do with the first room of my kiln. I have enough feldspar work to fill the second room but not enough to fill the first. Feldspar … Continue reading
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I am glazing for my next firing. I have 2 glazes I am working with. They are both feldspar glazes but 1 is about 10 years old with a lot of added in glaze. Over the course of ten or … Continue reading
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First impressions of firing.
Here are the first pieces out of the kiln.
Update #6, final
I finished last night at about 9:00 pm, almost exactly 96 hours after beginning. I fire by myself except for the last day. This is the longest firing I have done and I did it in the ‘Abe Anjin’ thinking. … Continue reading
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Update #1, nobori firing.
Here is the state of the kiln, about 24 hours in. I could go much faster but I need a lot of drying out of the kiln. Also, this pace is nice. The higher temperature is the room #1.