Friday, August 5, 2011


I have two standing rules regarding unloading the kiln: I won't open the door until a twist of paper, stuck in through the spy, does not smoke or smolder. This tells me that the kiln is below 450°. The second rule is that I will not unload any pots until I can do so with bare hands. Even my most sensitive glazes are not more sensitive than my hands, and if they were I'd replace or reformulate them, because a glaze that can't handle hand-comfort level also can't handle the dishwasher or the microwave.

But boy: the temptation. I am dying to know if the whole kiln is as good as the front sundae dish, and also, there something funny going on further back, like maybe a pot slumped?

Anyway. I'll find out soon enough. Well, not soon enough, but soon.


Tami said...

Enjoy the excitement of anticipation!

Sue Pariseau Pottery said...

Unload it! Unload it! Unload it!
Did you hear that? The voices - do you hear them too?

Linda Starr said...

the hand test is a good one I think, pays off in the end, can't wait to see the results.