Sunday, February 05, 2006

First Firing

I had to fire my kiln immediately after completion. It was 24 degrees and pretty windy. In fact it was just cold and windy. The plastic garbage can helped to serve as a wind break. The sawdust filled reduction can and the lid served the same purpose. The sledge hammer was placed on top of the kiln shelf pieces to hold the burner in place.

In 25 minutes I was pulling glowing red tea bowls from the kiln and placing them in the reduction can.

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