Nancy and I finished loading the kiln yesterday around 8pm. As I type away at this very moment, Nancy and Cindy Rogers are firing it...my shift comes about 4:00am. I'm a morning person these days, but 4:00am barely qualifies as morning... The loading is sort of tricky as far as having to climb up and into the chamber but it goes quick because the highest we stack the shelves is 2 high. When its loaded, we slide over the industrial shelf lid, layer that with soft brick, then smother it with fiber blanket. Its the kiln loading equivalent to getting a mess of hash browns at the Waffle House..."scattered, smothered and covered". Here is a great picture of Nancy's head popping up to tell me what size pieces to bring over. Sorry Nance but this pic was to good not to post!
Here is another of Nancy as we had a moment of silence...praying the new glazes work out...!
I'm off to bed early tonight seeing how I will be up around 4 am and most likely will hang until the end of the firing.. Unfortunately, I will be unable to post the results for a couple weeks because I will be heading down to FLA to visit the family and the BEACH! It will be difficult for me to have to wait an extra week to see the end result but laying around in the sand and surf will help to ease the pain of waiting...ahhhh, Summer is here!
Until next time gentle reader...