After spending a few hours Thur night and a little today I loaded up the kiln and started slow warm up, firing up the four zones one at a time every 30 mins until they were all powered 2 hours in.
I was expecting about about an hour and fifty minutes for it to reach cone 02 at the sitter, after 4th zone powered up, and sitter shutdown occurred 1hr40 & 2hrs after. So Ttl fire time 3hrs40 to 4hrs. Now just about 6 to 8 hours cool down.
The pic is of second shelve. Bottom is loaded with all glazed pieces. Some 1st time fired and some second, that need glaze. The shelf has mostly unglazed pieces as I ran out of glaze, so they will have to have a second firing with. The white pieces are glazed. My cone plagues, the clay strip and one small bowl are a test of the glaze thinned down with water to see how it does. I would like to be able to dip pots in the glaze, or pour inside, but the glaze is rather thick, kind of like modge podge.
I had intended to test some Johnson’s paste wax for wax resist, because I have it on hand, and because wax resist is ridiculously expensive. But I forgot.
12/23/17 Firing schedule
18:15 zone 2 lit
18:45 zone 4 lit
19:20 zone 1 lit
19:53 zone 4 lit
21:26 1.5 hrs in. still firing. Bright orange
21:50 1hr55 in. still firing. Brighter orange, any time now.
22:16 kiln sitter shutdown has occurred. 1hr55 to 2hrs20.
Ttl fire time 3hrs40 to 4hrs