We are having the heatwave this week, hit 98°F on Thursday, and harboring around 92°F last couple days. Glaze firing and bisque firing kept the studio even hotter. The bisque cooling around 600°F when I entered the studio yesterday. I decided to opened the rid earlier to cool off the studio for today. These radiant heat will not go away for a couple days unless opening the rid. I opened the rid slightly at 500°F, and opened fully at 400°F. Then the studio became really hot, yea, 100°F. I threw one sectional pot, and assembled it. The heat sped up the drying process, but that all I could handle yesterday.
I glazed and loaded the kiln in one day in 96°F studio. I guess yesterday’s plan did not work. It was insanely hot, but the forecast for tomorrow is a lot cooler, 80°F, perfect for the glaze firing. I drunk 2 litters of tea during the glazing. I think the body adjusted to the heat as a time goes by, except one point I though I would faint. I went the bathroom and washed the face and upper body with cold water, that gave me enough time to finish the glazing. Then, went the Sushi with my wife. I will be ready for Syracuse Arts and Crafts festival and the Park Avenue Summer Art Fest.