Richard Gralnik on tue 16 apr 96
Stacey and Richard Gralnik are pleased to announce that the latest
firing of the mommy-kiln was successfully completed last night,
April 15, at 11:14pm PDT, with the birth of a 21", 8 lb, 9 oz. baby boy.
The firing lasted about 7 hours, candling slowly up to C4 over the
first 5 hours in an oxidizing slightly patocin atmostphere with the damper
initially effaced at 80% , then moving to 90%. Once C5 was reached,
the mommy-kiln quickly climbed to C8 and finally C10 in a little over
45 minutes, when the finished baby came out of the mommy-kiln, with a
good purple body color and a light glaze of (whatever that white sticky
stuff is called). The baby's color changed to a light pink following
the quick cooldown.
Thank G-d mommy and baby are fine. He'll be named at the bris next