Pyranhagama Firing #5
Having just completed the firing a couple weeks ago...the results and discoveries have begun to sink in. We had a nice firing...about 55 hours that used 6 chords of mixed hard/soft green/seasoned wood.
This firing was unique in that we fired through a snow storm during the final 10 hours. The snow was light and dry...and the combination of low pressure an added moisture in the kiln provided for a unique set of atmospheric conditions. The water/gas reaction kicked in boosting the kiln temperature to a max. temp of 2360F.
The kiln was packed a bit tighter this go around...a total of 534 pieces were fired...ranging in size from small teabowls to large platters.
Cone 12 softened slightly and our shut down temp. was 2260F. This seemed to work nicely in that the flashing and color development was consistent throughout the middle and back of the kiln...the front displayed ash runs that intermingled with a both raw and glazed wares. Fired results documented in the first several shots in the Pyranhagama Pots page.
2/16/2021 01:16:26 am
Thhanks great blog post
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