Sunday, March 30, 2008

Perfect bowl, and new kiln in action!!

First of all, I'm really into exclamation points today!! I have had a excellent Sunday--went to church, fired kiln, watched movie and Mythbusters. That's about it so far! Wonderful laziness.
So, I went out to check on the kiln and noticed that the few bowls I threw last night were ready for trimming, so I sat down and trimmed one. It was a little warped from cooling too f
ast, so in my amazing intelligence, I attempted to squeeze it back round, knowing the entire time what would happen. Guess what--it broke. I laughed at myself. So I came back a while later and trimmed another few. One in particular came out AMAZING!! I don't usually get super excited about bowls, or really brag on my work, but this bowl came out so well, I just have to. It is light and oh so well proportioned; the foot is just immaculate and, well, it is just the best little bowl ever!! It still needs to be cleaned up a little bit once bone dry, but you get the idea.

Check this baby out!

As I said, I fired my kiln today. Well, right now it's still going, but it is getting mighty close to temp. Here is a couple pictures of it in action!

I just checked the kiln and it is firing perfectly evenly!!! All three cone five witness cones are tipping the same!! Even my little kiln doesn't fire evenly and it is half the size. It can be a half cone off from top to bottom. What's up with that?? Anyway, have a great week to all three of you that read this with any regularity! :)