Saturday, June 15, 2013


Without giving anything away here is the majority of my first kiln load in my new studio in Fredericksburg!

It was touch and go at first.  My initial attempt to start my L&L kiln for the bisque firing resulted in only a "FAIL" message.  Not something you want to see.

At first I sent a text to my friend Beth who was away at a pottery symposium.....then I called and left a message with our local Kiln Guru....

THEN I posted on Facebook, pulled up my big girl pants and opened up the control box.  Lo and behold everything had been unplugged with the move!  Of COURSE.  So after a simple search on You Tube I was able to jump in, rewire the box, hit start and tada!

It seems a small thing to some but I have been dreading the first time I would have any problems with my kiln.  This is why I bought new.

All my looms are used, I can figure out how to fix wood, iron and metal....but electronics????  Now I feel armed and ready to replace those thermocouples!!

So now I am ready to box up these 40 bowls for Vermont on Monday.  Right on schedule!

I really AM a potter!


Sarah V. said...

Hurray! Everything looks beautiful already!

cookingwithgas said...

Way to work things out.
Job well done.

Unknown said...

Good for you! It's always gratifying to figure things out yourself and not have to call in a pro.

MarthaVA said...

It pays to be brave! Good going.

smartcat said...

Way to go! All looks good!

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