Most of the procelain doll pieces blistered. My kiln was too hot. So, I have to get some witness cones and not rely on the pyrometer in the future.
This piece was/is for a mannequin. It blistered too but I rather like the effect on this piece so I plan to use it anyway. I guess this one is a fail because it blistered but a success as well because I like it. :)
I forgot to take a picture of the 3 pendants that fused together before I threw them away. They had slid into one another and fused. The color was perfect but all 3 pendants that I glazed that color fused together. Doh! So, I'll fix that glitch in the process next time.
This is the only complete doll I got out of the 4 dolls I fired. It was in the very center of the kiln (furthest from the heating elements) so I guess I shut off the kiln before the blistering occured on this one. There are a few blisters on the torso but I think it will still be perfectly usable.
This is a sampling of 3 of the 5 pendants that made it. The blue glaze is a bit darker than I'd like so next time I will only do 2 coats instead of three and the tan one came out perfect. None of the pendants blistered.
So, tomorrow I will bisque fire some more pendants and try again. Once I get the temps straightened out and the number of coats for the glazes, I'll start firing in the bigger kilns with much bigger loads.
I have to admit, even though this process has been frustrating, it's also been kind of fun. I'm in no way discouraged and I will keep banging away at this until I get it just right. I hope I don't bore the crap out of you in the process. :/