The kiln is about half-full but I had to fire it anyway. One of my small pleasures with ceramics is taking a photo right before I close the lid, then another right after opening it. At the moment these pieces are somewhere between 2114º F and the final temperature of around 2165ºF or “Cone 5” to those in the biz. That means the firing (which I started late last night) will be cooling pretty much all day. Sometimes it’s tough to be patient! There are new bowls, including this one asparagus bowl, and a few more Goldfinches, some sweet Chip pendants, and about 9 new Hearts. All porcelain. Ahhhhh, clay is oh so wonderful!