The steps of progress travel slowly; as the budget allows they move up the rung of the ladder. I've finally gotten around to testing my raku kiln to see if it would even light. I know it's been ages since I purchased this raku kiln used via the want ads, but better late than never. Are the flames supposed to reach up that high? I could get the burners to stay lit, but wasn't sure how to adjust the flame and gas. I'm also wondering if the pipes can be taken apart to clean inside since it's been sitting around for quite some time. What do you think?
The raku kiln is on a rolling assembly so I can store it in the garage when not in use. I removed one ring so the kiln wouldn't be too tall for me to remove pots when they're ready to be placed in a reduction container. I'll have to get busy and make some work to fire in the raku kiln and then bisque it in a separate load. I might just pick up some raku clay; in the past I've just used white stoneware clay. That means I'll have to do a separate (lower temp bisque). Hopefully I'll have better success with a a clay which can take the thermal shock. Any and all advice on bisque temps, clays, and how to operate this raku kiln is appreciated. It's an older Olympic torchbearer. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.