Started packing the kiln for the test firing.
It looked like rain,
We wrapped them very carefully.
Each step in the process has made us happy.
He could not help whistling
and telling jokes of course. （＾－＾）
Euan will fire the kiln tomorrow.
We have finally come to this point.
Our friend prepared offerings to the Fire God.
We prayed for the success of the kiln firing .
It was pouring with rain.
It was a very good reduction firing.
Our friend, Raku, who has helped us since last year, also helped with the firing.
Thank you, Raku.
Euan watched the flame in the fire box.
He adjusted the wood stoking pattern throughout the firing, the kiln temperature seemed to climb smoothly.
The flame looked like it was alive.
This kiln was made from the old bricks from the ruined kiln in Tochigi.
This kiln was rebuilt and reborn.
The kiln seemed happy to be reborn, too.
The kiln temperature reached 1305℃, the seger cone 10 was completely down, the firing finished 10minutes before the scheduled 14 hours.
Every body cheered!
(apologies to our neighbours....)
The dragon stamp looks very good!