Yep, I finally finished glazing all the stuff from my last bisque firing...fired up the kiln this morning around 8am. It was running when I left for home depot around 11 but when we got home around 1 it was off :-( I just started it back up and am now hoping all the stuff turns out...fingers crossed!
Ok... so the temp on the kiln is down to 300 so I peaked and it looks like all is going to be ok... at least the stuff on the top shelf is ...few hours and I can check the rest! (seriously there's a lot in there like 25-30 things!)
So to continue on with this conversation I'm having with myself...yay all is looking good from the firing! I think it only reached cone 5 but the clay is 4-7 and the glazes are 5/6 so should be OK. I did get some crazing on a couple pieces but think the glaze was on too thick. Will take some pictures to share with myself...lol
Wanting to see some pics too !!!! This forum has been a bit dormant this summer. I know I haven't done any pottery, been busy with outside projects. Will get back in the pottery room this winter. Let's see them pics !!
Here they are... A;; items are cone 6 (but I suspect fired to cone 5 only)
Pic 1: Rectangle Platter and 2 small plates. Clay is cone 6 porcelian.
Pic 2: 4 small plates dipped in some new glazes, the beige color is supposed to be blue, you can see a tint of it (suspect its on too thin)
Pic 3: 2 yarn bowls also dipped in some new glazes, the red got a but 'crazy' think probably cause it was on fairly thick. Clay used is buff color stoneware.
Pic 4: 4 small bowls with rooster stamp, these came out kind of cute. Used Coyote 'Crazed Copper"
Pic 5: 2 boxes, the one on the left is Amoco Sienna Speckle and has a few flecks of kiln wash stuck to it :-( I swear I cleaned the kiln but things happen. The one on the right is another new dipped glaze.
Pic 1: This is a small bowl also dipped in that 'blue' glaze, as you can see it's a bit thicker and has more of a blue tint. This bowl is about 5 inches around was a 'boo boo' the sides collapsed when throwing it so I kinda went with it to create those folds.
Pic 2: A dog bowl, had issues trimming this one but never can toss anything
Pic 3: Treat jar and dog bowls, made these for my sister who got a new dog.
Pic 4: You've seen these before, I added the wrong pic but can't figure out how to remove it :-)
Pic 5: Second treat jar and dog bowl, for my husbands' brothers. There were supposed to be two bowls. These are two different green glazes.
Pic 1: 3 extruded ??? Who knows what they are, kind of plates :-) I was testing the extruder and, as stated earlier, can't toss anything!
Pic 2: Lotion dispensers. These are extruded as well and quite crooked. The tops are just set on them right now need to glue them in place.
Pic 3: My Pig collection, Only 2 were actually in this firing ...
Pic 4: My Chick collection, ok none were in this firing but about 5 were in the last one and they are all just so cute together I had to share :-)
Now that all my glazing is done, it's time to do some more throwing, extruding and slab rolling!
WOW! Lotsa good stuff! Of course I'm intrigued by the reds and oranges you used! I also think I'd call those "strange" little extruded plates butter or soap dishes.
The flecks of kiln wash... I know you said you cleaned the kiln, but do you make it a practice to use a hand-broom to sweep off the bottoms of your shelves before you load them in? I know since I started doing that, I haven't had a piece of kiln-junk on anything. Y'also gotta be careful when you're leaning into the kiln while loading, so your belly doesn't push (or make) brick-crumbs from the kiln edge, and make sure junk isn't stuck to the bottom of pots that can fall onto another pot while being loaded.