The last time I fired this kiln was over a year ago, so it required some relearning before Lorna came to town with all her pottery. She's without a kiln right now and in order to get her here for our Holiday Sale, I made this one available. So I made enough work to fill it twice before Lorna fired it. The first firing was oxidized too much and everything was washed out and the second time was great, so I had enough new information to assist Lorna in her firing. She fired it differently than I do and was happy with the results, which was a relief and an education. Along the way, the thermocouple burned out twice. Luckily there were some spare ones on other burners.
The Holiday sale was amazing. I wish I could thank everyone that came here to support us and the other artists. A local said"where do you find all these people in little Toquerville"? I say, "raise the bar, bring in good artists that have a unique artistic vision, and people will come". And they came. Thank you.
This is the kiln door a few hours after I turned it off. Firing this kiln is always a little stressful so when I finally turn it off, I'm relieved because I know I've done the best I could. I have to wait two days before I see if I made all the right decisions.