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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Latest Reduction Firing

I fired the gas kiln on Saturday and photos of the work are below. I did a couple things differently this time. I bought Mel Jacobson's book: 21st Century Kilns and decided to try his suggestion for firing faster but cooling slower. I did fire this load faster and noticed that the outside of the kiln stayed cool. I fired until movement on ^6 and then turned off the inner burners and turned the outer burners down to about 1/2. I left the kiln like this for one hour. I like what the glazes did with that very slow start to the cool at the end. I fired in reduction from ^08 through ^1, then opened the damper and fired in oxidation until movement on ^6. I hope you enjoy the results as much as we did. 

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