Wednesday, September 3, 2008

reduction firing done.

just finished off the redux firing, it seemed to go smoothly.

i peeked into the wood kiln spyholes this morning at about 700 degrees and saw nothing but rough white surfaces(bad) so i cracked open the door a bit(the advantage to having a swinging door) and saw mostly unflashed surfaces(not enough salt?). i went to see my wife at work and tried to have a pity party but she wouldn't let me(she's a good lady.) we took another peek this evening before my night class and it looked sorta ok. we unloaded later in the evening and the pots were simply magical. there are bare patches here and there but oh baby the pots are sweeeeeeet. best firing yet, easy. and get this...every single pot out of this load can be sold, every single one. that hasn't happened to me in years. definitely a once in a blue moon firing. i'll post pictures in the am, for now i'm going to bed.

6 comments:

tsbroome said...

LET'S SEE THEM!!!!!!!
Really happy for you, I know how that feels. Getting ready for a firing at my friend Susan's if I can ever get well enough to make something.
Eight letters on the word verification today WTF?!

Deborah Woods said...

That's awesome! Congratulations. I think all of us could feel your pain and now your joy.

Michael Kline said...

Drama! Great news. Look forward to seeing'em.

Ron said...

Awesome. You deserve it after the cracking and blow ups. Way to go man.

Earl and Vickie said...

I think when the kiln is still several hundred degrees too hot, the colors don't look right. I've often found they looked better after cooling some more.

Kyle Carpenter said...

well, let's see those babies!