Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: kiln firing, process, production

Tonight I loaded another electric bisque kiln. I’m trying to get everything ready for next weekend’s soda firing. So I’ve got a lot of work to do before then… and filling this kiln to fire overnight just gets me one step closer!

Bisque Kiln Layer #1 – mugs, casseroles & ornaments

Bisque Kiln Layer #2 – more mugs, casserole, oil lamps & ornaments

Bisque Kiln Layer #3 – textured wall pillows, ornaments & tiles.

Bisque Kiln Layer #4 – textured wall pillows & ornaments.

Bisque Kiln Layer #5 – more textured wall pillows, more mugs & more ornaments.

And I was pretty pleased when I saw how close I got to the top level of the kiln. You know how I love to pack it tight, and fill every space possible, so as to get the most fired for my money. Nothing bothers me more than a loosely packed kiln with a lot of empty space. Costs the same… packed full or partially empty. I prefer FULL!!!


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