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The 2nd firing Nov. 25th

It was a cold day, and the wind was relentless. The kiln is so well insulated that it doesn't provide much warmth.

Middlesex students worked 2 hour shifts starting at 7 a.m.

The cranky pyrometer gave us trouble, despite the new longer probe.

We are grateful for help problem solving this! But this time we will again rely on the cones to verify the temperature.

There was a little warmth to be found on this side of the kiln because of the air intake openings.


Sweet corn, grilled in the coals, keeps warm along side the tea pot.


The grilled corn was delicious!

Friends and visitors dropped by throughout the day and into the evening.

Yary shows visitors a jar with Khmer ornamentation.

A little less than 13 hours later the kiln reached cone 10.

After starting at 7 pm, we were able to shut down and clean up before 9 p.m.

What a relief! Our first firing lasted nearly 20 hours.

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, at noon we plan to open and unpack the kiln. It is packed without an inch to spare with MCC student and Master Yary art works.

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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 7:39 AM by rackm


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