Saturday, October 27, 2007

Batia's Kiln

Word of this firing seems to have reached as far as Jerusalem,so an update is in order. The firing went well and quickly- around 8 hours to 1230 degrees. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised,the kiln having sat unfired for many years. Batia was aiming for 1200,and turned it off when the pyrometer indicted 1200,but we all know about pyrometers- they lie,and then they die. Luckily,I had put a cone7 in the kiln [it dates from the time,apparently,before there were peep-holes] so we knew how hot it got.Yes,you're right,it wasn't luck- more like common pottery sense.


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