So we unloaded the kiln yesterday. All in all, it seem like a pretty good firing. It turned out that we hadn’t dropped cone 13 in the far back, like we thought. The cones were only viewable from a very strange angle in the back, and someone misread them. We were only at cone 11 in back, which isn’t bad, but isn’t 13 either. However, we were right about the cones in the front. Cone 13 was completely flat, and cone 14 was starting to bend.
In general, the firing didn’t seem to be hurting from shutting down 15 hours early. The back was much drier than normal, which was ok for everyone who glazes their pieces (I don’t), but resulted in one or two matte blue gray critters. I might refirer those two.
Most of the pieces came out great. I need to now work on cleaning up everything, which should be easy this time, and get photographing. Unfortunately I need to finish rebuilding my lighting set up from scratch before I can do that. Photos of the new work (and the new photographic lighting set up) will be coming soon!
Tags: ceramics, photography, woodfiring