Finally, we decided to awaken the dragon on 14th November!
We will begin the firing on the morning of the 14th (Friday) and end on 16th November (Sunday). We will do a continuous 48-hour firing with a longer soaking period. Hopefully, this will result in more dramatic ash effects.
In three weeks we need to finish glazing our pieces, pack them in the kiln and seal the kiln. There are also other preparations like getting the wood to be burnt, bricks to build the damper wall and seal the stoke holes.
So many things to do and so little time! But there is excitement in the air!
PS: Tia took the above photo through one of the stoke holes during the last firing in November 2003.
Posted by CLim