From the Salt
Here's the haul. The kiln fired evenly,and got evenly salted-what more can you ask? We were fooled for a while by that lyin' pyrometer [more than 200 degrees off] until I peered into the kiln at supposedly 1080 and realised [from the violet after-image] that the real temp was much higher. Only needing 4 1/2 kilos of salt was a major step forward- all the books say that well-broken-in salt kilns need less salt,so I guess that's what we've got. Right on cue,the door finally broke into many small pieces [we have a new one cast and ready to fire in Sydney's glaze kiln].
Anagama update: Rav Meir intends to start loading his beautiful new kiln next Wednesday,and start firing around the 17th.