We unloaded the wood kiln yesterday to a chorus of oooooooooohs and ahhhhhhhhhhhhs! There were some spectacular pots in the kiln. Every zone in the kiln was really well reduced and HOT! What still continues to surprise me about the ride that Donovan Palmquist built is how beautiful the pots are at the back of the kiln. Ordinarily there is a longing to own the prime real estate near the bag wall. Yes this is still a nice piece of land to occupy but the pots at the back get ash on their back sides since the flame has to circle back and go to the front of the kiln once again to enter the flues that run underneath the chamber. When you place a teapot and ya think I want ash on the spout so I should face it to the firebox you are wrong. With this kiln you get it front and back.
Here are some of my teapots. Same glaze on two different clays. One clay is iron rich and the other is a Helmer kaolin body. I am a one glaze man so the two clays give me some variation.