Bending cones and The Frozen Tank
I love the look of pots all laid out whether they be green ware or pots waiting to be loaded in the gas kiln, as these are. The mugs almost remind me of a regiment of soldiers, or a tightly packed school of fish all swimming in the same direction.
I’ve been finishing up a gas firing this morning, busily trying to keep the gas tank from freezing up until the propane truck finally makes it here this afternoon. We’re cutting it pretty close though.. down to less than 5% in the tank and I have the garden hose dribbling some water on it so I don’t lose gas pressure completely. Thankfully though, cone 9 is bending evenly top and bottom so we’re in the home stretch.
I made a little adjustment to the way my target bricks were positioned this time (an experiment) in hopes of making the firing more efficient. Evidently it has had some effect because the last time the kiln was stacked similarly, I had a good cone or 2 difference from top to bottom . I guess I’ll only know for sure once the kiln is opened.
Looking forward to this kiln opening. I have several pots in there with clay from our new clay deposit I mentioned in my last post.