I must admit I’m not the best person to be around while I’m firing my kiln. This is a very stressful time for me as all the work has gone into the pieces before they are fired. I pack my kiln very carefully and I always follow the same routine which has become a bit of a superstitious ritual giving me an uneasy feeling if I change how I do things even by a little. I have a large electric top loader and probably only fire about 4 times a year. I do a bisq first to 995°c then I selectively glaze each piece and I glaze fire to 1180°c.