Yesterday was a good day for firing, high pressure and dry, but cold. Can't have everything.
The kiln seemed to stick at 1230 degrees, but then cone 9 was well down and cone 10 softening, so I supposed it done.
Opening it today, the back right hand side (I initially fire with one burner- on the right side) was a tad overfired and bubbly. More soaking needed, indeed more learning how to work with the kiln.
I wouldn't say control.
I'm pleased with most of the pots from the kiln, but I'm feeling "could do better", even "have done better before" with some. I'm not happy with the grogged body, the rough feel is not attractive.
I went with The Carpenter today to collect 250kg of clay, then to three galleries to pick up pots.
CRiC had sold three salt glazed cut-foot cups ( can't enter them all for the Eisteddfod now!) and a small porcelain dish.
Decisions. I don't like the pressure of deadlines, but things always end up at the last minute.