I was so peaved by this firing its taken a while to post about it....I just wonder do I have to learn something every firing??? really???
Well here goes... I was having loads of trouble getting the kiln to reduce and after the first firing of kaynine I thought it was all figured out but no!! there was a variable that didn't cross my mind until way later in the day....
I ended up giving up on reduction and just hoping that the wood i'd put in would make it ok..
NUP!!! one tiny spot of shino looking gorgeous where a piece of wood sat in the bowl hmmmmmmm.......
So here's what I think happened when the kilns were tested and approved the guy changed the burner air settings, apparently the kilns were emitting too much carbon.. well what can i say i need that carbon or my shinos don't happen grrrrrrr... if you want to see gorgeous shinos head over to Hollis's page!
The temp eventually flew up but the cones wouldn't drop and can i say confused!!
anyhoo the holiday is approaching and i can get my kiln fixed and some new tools arriving soon.. well second hand ones and i'm excited... hopefully this will fix my elbow and shoulder problem and just make the studio full of more stuff woohoo..
Well there you have it no flamage from kaynine an odd temp reading, some new bowls for this wkd 2 markets stirling and the west end on sunday and some very pale faced shinos...cheers all, busy wkd coming up it's my dads 80th birthday party too and I still have some gardening to finish after work tonight..