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Bubbling!

Some of you have asked to see what the bad pots look like- or why they are unacceptable.  Basically, my kiln did not get nearly as hot as it needed to for my clay and glazes.  So the glazes were in the middle of melting (and bubbling) when we stopped stoking.

you can see the black glaze is just not done!
you can see the black glaze is just not done!

 

the white glaze was in the middle of crawling...
the white glaze was in the middle of crawling…

 

almost hot enough, but yuck.
almost hot enough, but yuck.

 

The first re-fire in my ekiln is cooling now.  I got a lot of great advice from my knowledgeable potter friends about what kind of firing schedule I should use in the electric.  Thanks guys!

ekiln

I’m also feeling a little more optimistic.  I think maybe I’ve accepted the loss, and am trying to make lemonade.  What else can I do?  I unload this kiln in the morning.

Thanks for reading.

Comments

Miquel

Can’t wait to see some of the pots. Maybe I should come over in the a.m.?