Sunday, April 17, 2011
What not to leave in the kiln room
The heat from the cooling kiln did an interesting thing to this 6 pack of ginger ale. It gives new meaning to the term "pop open can".
The kiln is cooling (down to 1100F). Yesterday's firing ended at a reasonable hour for a change thanks to friend Shane coming over at midnight to turn a couple of burners on low and me, turning it up again at 5am. We shut down around 6:45. I'll be using that schedule in the future, except, I'll start even earlier.
This crossdraft is still not firings as evenly as I'd like, so I'm going to open up the lower part of bag wall a bit more for the next firing.
Today is my post firing vegg out day with the Sunday papers, a marathon of "The Tudors" to watch on the BBC, and some ceramic magazines and other snail mail to read.