I recently had a few days to create some jewelry pieces in bronze.
I had a bit of a dilemma with one batch that was very frustrating. The bronz never sintered and when I took the pieces out of the kiln, they just crumbled. This was particularly disturbing, because these pieces were from a class. This is what they looked like when I pulled them out. My heart sunk.
Just frustrated and devastated, I did some research on the problem and think...THINK...I know how to solve a similar dilemma in the future....I really don't want to repeat the failure.
Another exciting adventure that has been occurring SINCE I used the kiln...the fire detectors keep going off. At unexpected (and unwelcome) times. One day this week, I came home and they were just ringing up a storm... I felt so badly for the cats and my dog, because I could tell from their behavior that they had been putting up with the searing bell for some time...and of course, no fire. Hmmmm. We cannot figure out the issue.
Guess I should keep the kiln firing to the studio...eh?