Loading the Gas Kiln


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.

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  1. Pingback: Loading the Gas Kiln « Claytastic, pottery by Laurie Erdman | Beauty of Ceramics

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