November, 2017 Firing

For our November firing, we set goals to burn more wood, fire longer, and begin side stoking as soon as we had red heat back there. It was a good firing, though we got some late ash deposition that didn't fully melt. I seem to have a hard time remembering to get that crescendo of heat at the end after 3 days awake!

 Dan considering how to load this big sculpture.

Dan considering how to load this big sculpture.

 Liston loading the soda chamber.

Liston loading the soda chamber.

 It's as if he made those things to fit!

It's as if he made those things to fit!

 Back stack at the side stoke area.

Back stack at the side stoke area.

 Front stack at the firebox. There's a half-stack behind this one, before the side stoke area.

Front stack at the firebox. There's a half-stack behind this one, before the side stoke area.

 Front stack after the firing. Late ash on the lowest shelf of pots needed a lot of cleanup, but hid some amazing surfaces under it all. Next firing, we'll be sure to do a burn-down and bring up the temp at the end.

Front stack after the firing. Late ash on the lowest shelf of pots needed a lot of cleanup, but hid some amazing surfaces under it all. Next firing, we'll be sure to do a burn-down and bring up the temp at the end.

 This is the middle half stack before the side stoke area. 

This is the middle half stack before the side stoke area.