It’s been a frenetic, but satisfying day. This morning I loaded, unloaded, reloaded, etc, etc. until the kiln was packed and ready for firing. All but one bowl fit. Whew.

I did some graphic design work midday, and returned to elevate the kiln temp and attempt some larger pieces I hadn’t yet tried. The outcome was very satisfying: two 9 inch diameter covered container bottoms, four potential lids and a 10 1/2 inch pasta bowl. Yes!