See you tomorrow my pretties! This is the kiln at the end stages of the firing process.

See you tomorrow my pretties!  This is the kiln at the end stages of the firing process.

I take the pieces to a temperature of about 2200 degrees F. Usually for the final firing it can take anywhere from 7-9 hours until completion. My kiln is an oldie but a goody, this means that I have to manually turn up knobs (three in total) every thirty minutes. One day I will have a computerized kiln…one day. I’m so grateful to call have one all my own—feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven. Tomorrow in the afternoon I will be able to open the lid. Usually after a glaze firing (this might just be me) there will be at least a couple pieces that I will have to glaze again and refire due to imperfections. Fingers crossed–just FYI the item coming out of the peep hole at the top of the kiln is a pyrometer to gauge the temp—and yes you can see me in the reflection of the kiln—and yes I do wear fluffy bright blue slippers to do my turn ups. My first selfie, I didn’t notice until I downloaded pics. Thanks for reading!

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