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

Okay, so here’s a story… I made my cone packs a few days ago so they would be nice & dry before they went into the kiln. Sure, I could have made them plain like everyone else… but MORE IS MORE. So you know I stamped mine just because I can.

Anyway… here’s the story!
So yesterday when I was firing the soda kiln, about three hours in I finally pulled out a brick to view the cone pack. Looked inside… and there was nothing there?! The star ornament behind it is still there… but no cones?! All I can think is that it either fell off the shelf or exploded?! Nothing I could do at that point… so I fired the kiln using just the bottom cone pack and the pyrometer. I can’t wait to open the kiln tomorrow to find out where that cone pack went?! And what it might have landed on… or in??? ugh… fingers crossed!

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