Lots of photos so I'm posting several separate posts and grouping the photos. First up will be a visual dismantling of the kiln from front to back with a few isolated shots.
Next layer back...
Kiln Door dismantled. So neatly stacked!
|Front of the kiln. We had some impromptu tumbling on both sides.|
|Major blast of ash|
|It was quite windy during the week of cooling so everything was covered with soot.|
|Soot and pots glued together with melted ash|
|Fortunately this soot landed on the posts well after they had cooled so it wiped off easily.|
|Some things stick. Wadding and remnants on the front shelf.|
|Obliterated cones in the front: ^010; ^5 ^6 ^7; ^9 ^10 ^11|
|Shelves behind the front layer|
|Some Joe Molinaro structures|
|Deliberate tumble stacking!|
|Pots in the sand|
|Deeper in the kiln|
|Deeper layers plus pots on the side walls|
|Very back set of shelves. These guys got ash but we started to see crustiness so the heat didn't penetrate as far back as we would have liked.|
|Proof in the ash-covered cones. ^9 is down but ^10 barely moved. I think ^11 is still asleep.|
|Matt crawling out after the last pot is removed.|
Next posting will get into some of the details...