Euan fired the kiln a couple of days ago,
on the hot summer day.
It was 38 C outside the kiln shed.
So it must be very, very hot in front of the kiln.
He drank lots of water and tea, tried not to get heat stroke.
The result of the firing was good.
The flame made a great color and gloss on the pots. It is a beautiful result.
But none of the coffee pots or Kyusu tea pots
survived, except a few tea pots.
They are cracked around a spout.....
Because Euan fires the pots from raw, it is very difficult for glaze timing.
Therefore the pots didn't dry quick enough before absorbing glaze too much.
Euan was so disappointed with the results.
The high humidity helps to make tea pots and coffee pots, but it backfires when glazing the pots.
The timing is very difficult and important for glazing the raw pots.
It is very frustrating and disappointing,
but Euan has to work hard to solve this problem.