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u.p. woodfired kiln 4th. firing pignose test #2

updated fri 9 dec 11


gary navarre on thu 8 dec 11

A couple days ago I got guilty of slacking off and start=3D

Hey Folks,=3D0A=3D0A=3DA0A couple days ago I got guilty of slacking off and=
ed cleaning up the snow around the kiln. Rick had pointed out the large tub=
s of rain water that formed in the plastic kiln tent and I said I'd take ca=
re of it but waited too long and now I might need to cut the plastic to dro=
p the ice chunks before they crush the stick frame. I've got plenty of plas=
tic left over from the Wal*Mart greenhouse so I can make a fresh covering. =
If I want to take the time I can cut some Poplar saplings and make a taller=
basket weave arch over the kiln and give the smoke more room to escape. On=
the other hand I can skip all that, take my chances, load the damn thing a=
nd fire. So toward that goal I found I needed to loose brick the door in an=
d start a fire in the Pignose =3D0A=3D0A=3D0A
PGkygOHk =3D0A=3D0A=3D0A=3DA0 Some of the pots for the front setting need t=
rimming =3D
with a chick ... =3D0A=3D0A=3D0A
=3DA0=3D0AI think I need to trim some of the cup shapes more because they s=
eem =3D
bottom heavy ... =3D0A=3D0A=3D0A
od4/keeping-trimmed-1.html=3DA0=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0A=3D0A=3DA0 I might not put o=
n handles. T=3D
here are already a bunch of handled cups on the floor ... =3D0A=3D0A=3D0Aht=
tp://p=3D and thi=
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ea might still get lots of ash, so since I've seen tea and saki bowls with =
crusty ash more than cups with handles I'll use this area for the rougher a=
esthetic. I hope I burned off the ice spot on the floor by the door cause t=
hat's where a couple pieces sit. If there is still frost in the chimney I m=
ight start another fire. I can keep that going on low for days while I let =
the last pots dry so stay tuned and stay in there eh. =3D0A=3D0A=3DA0=3D0AG=
ary Nava=3D
rre=3D0ANavarre Pottery=3D0ANavarre Enterprises=3D0ANorway, Michigan, USA=
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