I think part of my disappearance from the clay blog was the disappointing firing I had before the Holidays. A full kiln of ornaments all went to the trash... the glazing was horrible. It made me feel like crap really. I still cannot pin point what it was, I did a small firing afterwards of little things I make to give away like magnets, smaller pendants, some beads and the firing came out good. So I am being brave right now and filled the kiln for a firing and it's going as we speak.... fingers crossed. Here are some pictures of the kiln full right now.
|Beads on wire before loading in kiln|
|This is the whole batch, about 150 beads and 30 pendants|
Here is a view from above of the full kiln. Not all those beads fit, I had about 30 pieces left for next firing. I have to glazes more things to add to those and really use all the space possible.