Here are some pictures of us working the kiln throughout the night. It's fairly intense working with the high temperatures of over 2000 F, but we do it at a relaxed and steady climb for 5 days. Working throughout the night there are not too many distractions, so it's easy to focus on the rhythm of the kiln and the cycle of stoking wood; of course good conversation, music, and libations help as well.
The energy the kiln holds within is pretty amazing to be around. Sounds of drafting air being pulled through builds upon itself and by the end of the firing the kiln sounds as if a train is passing, a deep hollow vibration also accompanies the sound. It's easy to imagine with looking at this picture to the right with flame shooting out one of the kilns side stoke ports.
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