We finished bricking up the doors about 6pm this evening. I have been promising myself that I would not begin this firing already worn out and by moving everything back a day I think I've done it! I will light the fire 24 hours from now and I hope to be at my best. Jason has the great privilege of doing the overnight shift as he is the newest member of the team. Beth and Michael and Bill, veterans all, will also be on hand. With such good help I can just sit and enjoy the champagne and strawberries and chocolate!
This is the 10th firing and I'm still not finished figuring it out. I still need more heat in the bottom of both chambers, it is always hotter in the back than the front and I need to create a lighter reduction than previously. I'm sorry to use the 'fine tuning' cliche but it is appropriate.
|A funny interior. The first one looks like a frightened cow!