The kiln is up at 1271C .
It's very nearly reached it's 1280C temp for a Stoneware glaze firing- it takes nearly a whole day to climb up to that extraordinarily high temperature.
And then it will take another whole day (at least) to cool enough to open the door.
Opening too early risks vessels cracking from Thermal shock.
This process has taught me so much about patience..........
Sometime tomorrow or the next day I'll share the end results. Fingers crossed that I'll be sharing success - but if not, it won't be the natural opposite, failure. It will just be another part of the normal process of pottery.
So much is out the makers hands, no matter how fastidious we are as makers, there is always elements of the process that remain in the lap of the gods.
Surrendering to theses surprises is part of the joy.
It definitely makes the successful pieces so much sweeter!