To the kiln…..
Test firing and then the first official firing in the new kiln.
Now I am not a kiln expert but there have been several days of testing and waiting, to make sure the kiln works properly before a real piece is risked in the kiln. My first impression is that the kiln is a great heating system. The studio is now cosy and warm and I can see that in the winter there could be clustering round the kiln to warm. Is this an ecological use of the excess heat produced?
Well now we await the first full firing. This picture is of painted glass waiting for the first firing. There has been small tests done but the kiln in now on program 2 and is up to 600 degrees. Results to follow…………………