Sunday, February 01, 2009

First Firing

At last- a glaze firing.It went reasonably well,but I lost sight of one of the cones at a critical period and consequently fired to cone 8 instead of cone 9,so everything came out a bit underfired [but still acceptable]. I have long believed that it's not so wonderful to have a good first firing of a kiln- you learn so much more when you encounter problems,and it's better to leave room for improvement in subsequent firings. This was a fairly classic example. As you can see,I made mainly bowls to fill up the kiln quickly,and used apprentice Goldie's beads as fillers.


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