I have done 2 refires in my electric kiln so far. The first refire didn’t go so well. I’d say only 1/4 of the pots I fired again turned out ok. It did change some of the pots that were trash, to pots that are sellable as seconds. Ha.
The second electric firing went much better. I worked out the bugs in the firing schedule (fired a little cooler, with a longer soak, and slight change in the cooling) and got some pots out that are OK! Maybe even good!! With this post I decided to focus only on the positive and show you some successes.
Two serving bowls. The raw clay got re-oxidized which makes it look kind of naked to me. But the glaze looks good.
Mug detail. There were some pots with lots of ash on them- and the ash melted nicely in the refire
Small tray. Nice, huh?
The back of the tray (the raw clay) is paler then I want. I like the wood and salt surface my big kiln gets. But for now, I’ll take what I can!
Five segment tray:
Oribe bullseye plate:
I’m firing again right now (programmable kiln!). I’m hopeful!
Thanks for reading.