Firing in winter!

This always takes a little longer as the pottery is cold right now. I set the kiln off yestarday morning and it slowly fired up through the day. Not sure what time it reached biscuit temperature, 1060 but this morning it has cooled down to 554, hopefully I'll be able to open it after teaching today.

I have to leave the windows open so the space doesn't get too hot but it still gets really warm, as a consequence everything dries out that bit quicker.

Even these bowls which I threw last night, they are ready to turn now and could possibly be too dry by the end of the day, I forgot to move them out!