|Bruce looking into the kiln as it fires|
We are firing the kiln today, finished loading it last night in good time, meaning we had it on by 9:30pm. Bruce woke early this morning at 5:45am to turn it up. So far so good--we are two hours ahead than the last few firings, hopefully it will be smooth sailing. Often the kiln can stall out at the higher temperatures.
In between checking the kiln every 30 minutes, we watch a Ted Talks. Just finished watching Malcolm Gladwell talk about spaghetti sauce.
Below, Bruce is loading his shino glazed ginger jar. The surface of the glaze gets very powdery and delicate as it dries and he has to be careful how he holds and loads, in order not to damage the surface.
|Bruce holding his shino glazed covered jar|
We have many cups in this firing, an object that everyone should have many of in their household. We were just talking this morning about where can we put up more cup shelves in our house and show-off our ever growing cup collection.
|Samantha loading some cups into the kiln|
Bruce worked on a couple of jars that he put a glazed skull on.
|A close-up, note the skull on top of the flying saucer covered jar|
|Bruce's kabobbled and broken skull|
|Bruce bricking up the door to the gas kiln|