My pottery creations on and off the wheel.

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Remind me not to do that again!

Well…the glass seed beads were a disaster, were they even glass? They bloated, lost all colour and must have given off some kind of gas to make not so beautiful air bubbles. Will chalk that one up to experience.


Luckily I have just a few more empties, and on the shelf below 2 bottles fused together woops 🙂

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Testing temperature probe

My new baby is now connected, all of that hoping and nervous sweating, was worth it so far. I think my new lucky elephant key ring with its trunk in the air must have appeased the kiln gods 🙂

Today I am testing if the probe is reading correctly, so far all I know is it reads a temperature, but I don’t know how true it is.  So this time I put 3 cones in 014, 015 and 016 set it to 800C and so I don’t waste the whole firing I also put a few pieces of glass in one of my terrarium pieces.

What I am hoping for is that the glass will slump into a nice little puddle inside the shell, which should happen at cone 015.  I want to see a full bend on the 015 which should be about 800C, if the cone above or the cone below bends instead  I should be able to tell if it is reading too high or too low.

If none of that happens I will be stuck and need another potters help!