Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My Love Affair With a OverSized Toaster

Ok... I'll admit it. I've been a little tetchy the past... what is it now? 10 days? It all started with a 11 hour glaze firing dragging on to 17 hours without bending cone 5 before I had to shut down the kiln. Yeah... you guessed it...It was a blown kiln element.
I really hate shifting gears like this, I'm still a novice at managing this multi-media juggling act and it takes me a day or 2 longer than it should to committ to creating something elce that isn't schedualed and prepped for.

This was the 3rd element to blow this year. I love this old kiln. It's an old Duncan DK1029-2, a hand-me-down from an old friend who thought I could make good use of it. I have to bow down to her wisdom... she was right, I've grown a lot with it. I've learned a lot about installing and fixing electric kilns over the past 2 years for starters. I'm really happy to say don't have any problem with a tare down any more. Hell, if it wasn't for all the waiting for parts to arrive and watching the soft brick quickly disintegrate as I change elements, I'd actually say I enjoy fix'n this old beast.
I'll be happy tomarrow to do my test burn.


Monkey Giggles said...

The you for posting in the forum. Nice to meet you.

The Queen Of Re

Monkey Giggles said...

The monkey giggles is me.

The Queen of re.

Based on my typing I have not had enough coffee. Sorry for the typo