Sunday, 29 January 2012

Chinese New Year and hot bisque

Enjoyed watching the celebrations in Manchester today. Amazing collage of colour and sound.

Last nights bisque firing went a bit pear shaped. The gas bottle I was using was getting low and temp began to drop when I was about 100 degrees from cone 06. I changed bottles and turned up the pressure. i gave it about 20 minutes - my mistake was to go and watch tv, as when I went out to check the kiln I'd over shot my firing temp by about 60 degrees. I just hope that the pots are still porous enough to take the glaze well - I have found in previous firings to 04 that they're not porous enough - we'll seenext wekend!

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