So I successfully fired up my kiln the other day, I forgot to take pictures of it before and afterwards... Next time I guess. It always feels like Christmas waiting for the kiln to cool off. I go to school in the morning and then rush to the kiln to check the temperature which usually blinks at something around 1000 + degrees. Then from there on I am checking every half hour just waiting to have it blink under 500 so that I can crack the lid and see my prizes. This time it was all worth it! I got some beautiful ware out of the firing (praises to the kiln gods!) and I have two pieces that I just entered into my school's yearly art exhibit.