Firing #2 of the new kiln was a mixed bag. The mugs in the photo above came out great, exactly what the customer wanted. They also ordered watercolor mugs and the glaze pin holed on some of them. We will give them a re-fire to see if it settles them down.
Our shino glaze looked a little under reduced as well as my Temple white glaze. Jeff wants to start firing #3 later, so that we can be in reduction at night. That will allow him to better see what's happening in the kiln. Our kiln is located in a sunny spot, and there was a lot glare on firing day.
It takes time to work out a new kiln, along with patience, and getting over disappointment quickly.