Whew! We’ve unloaded the kiln and boy are there some fine results. Most importantly, lots of great learnings and direction for mixing up larger batches of glaze for future work (and NOTHING ran!!!).  I’ll post a much longer report of the glazes I used and my results but for now, here’s one of my favorite glaze combos (variegated blue over licorice black):

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Here is the top of the loaded glaze kiln pre firing:

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And for the “after”, as well as blog history, here is the momentous opening of the kiln:

P.S.  There is ONE difference between the pre and post top shelves (other than the firing of course!).  Can you find it???