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Peeping Into The Soda Kiln

We had the first glaze firing this weekend.  It was a soda firing that was somewhat problematic.  We had difficulty getting the kiln up to temperature.  We made balls of soda ash, sodium bicarbonate, and sawdust that we dropped into the kiln but they didn't vaporize due to the high humidity, so we needed to spray the soda into the kiln.  Some of the test rings had fallen down making is difficult to check for good coverage of the vapors.  But after 17 hours we called it done.  The two teacher's assistants really worked long and hard to get this firing done and done well.  We peaked into the kiln this afternoon, I think they were successful.
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  1. So cool - sorry this was a difficult one. Will you show us pics of the finished pieces too?

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