Blimey it rained and the kiln site turned to mud, but it seemed to go pretty well. Philip and Hannah started the firing at about 6am and between us we stoked throughout the day until the cones finally went over at about 4.30 pm.
We'll open the kiln at 2.30 on Sunday afternoon, so fingers crossed until then
Here's one of the three fireboxes in full flame. I was impressed with the ease with which the kiln fired without a lot of the smoke and reduction that my kiln produces - food for thought, maybe a bottle kiln of my own might be a good project for the future.