Monday, October 12, 2009

kiln misfirings


I made the mistake of loading/firing a kiln while too tired...
who has not done that? we all  know the events that can follow.
 I had not looked to check that the kiln  was starting on LOW..
when it was time to turn up to medium i discovered it had been on High from the start..what to do...
 i turned it down to med for 90 minutes then back up to high..and said a prayer to all who would listen
this morning...good fotune...only one bottom blew out...with very little mess.... no big mess to deal with is a potters dream when disaster strikes...
and now we know...the rattles are very forgiving...onward to glazing today.
note to self...slow down ..pay closer attention..

1 comment:

Debra said...

Oh Ouch! while I do not fire pottery, I have "slumped" glass once. Your work is lovely!