My primary firing method has been with an electric kiln because that is what my schedule has permitted. I have good results with the electric kiln and have recently been experimenting with spraying which has opened a myriad of possibilities. But as I wrote recently, I am being lulled back to high-fire and reduction.
Today, with the help of Lorraine Oerth and Joan Ulrich, I loaded the gas kiln at the Art League. Joan and I loaded the back in the morning, and then Lorraine and I completed loading this afternoon. It took about 2 hours total.
Before leaving we lit the pilots and made sure they stayed on. I am currently baking my chocolate zucchini bread to nourish us during the day. I will rise at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow to get an early start as we are cranking the gas at 5:30 and should be done in 12 to 13 hours. This will be the first time I have fired this kiln and I am excited. Hope I can sleep.