Firing the stoneware kiln again today. The rutile chun glaze needs a lot of reduction at the top temperature, just medium reduction up till about 126o, then black smoke for about two hours. A fickle glaze but still one of my favourites. The shop is filling up now for the season, with more stock this year as I worked through most of the winter. Today is warm with hardly any wind, perfect for the firing. Lots of coffee and cake to keep me going.