Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving and kiln firing. November Juniata Anagama anticipation.


Here we are. Its almost time to unload. Take a look at my photobucket for some loading pictures and a few firing pictures. I am waiting for more documentation from other folks with cameras that were at/participating in the firing. We fired for 5 days (or 4.5 days if you count hours)managing to keep it at cone 10 for about 3 days. That is a far more impressive soak (holding at a particular temperature) than any firing thus far. There was a hick-up around quartz inversion and there was definately damage done to some of the green (raw) pots. Next time we have to be more careful and make sure everyone knows whats going on. Other than that it seems like things went very well. I wont really know till this coming Tuesday I guess.

Been pretty busy overall lately. The weather has been fantastic so I was working outside on the anagama behind my studio. I had a sale at my place too. It went ok. I need to advertise better. Next one I will absolutely advertise on the interwebs.

Working hard. Hardly working.

life is what you make.


Joe Troncale said...

My name is Joe Troncale. I am a potter in New Holland, PA. I found you through Gas' anagama blog. I don't want to be presumptuous, but I would really like to get together sometime and talk wood firing with you if you have the time or interest. I'm an older guy who is a physician first and a potter second, but over the last 10-12 years or so I have increasingly gotten into pottery and am most interested in wood firing and Japanese pottery.
Anyway, let me know if you have any interest.
Joe Troncale

drobnock said...

Hi Joe,

I'd be glad to start a dialogue with you about pottery and woodfiring.

My email is

my website (needs updated) is

if you haven't stumbled on it through the blog.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Chris D.