It was a celebration as we unloaded Joy's kiln and instantly saw signs of a beautiful firing. We had a little trouble with the wind during the firing, but all in all, it seemed like we did a pretty good job of keeping the temperature fairly even from top to bottom and front to back.
Here are two good-looking plates of mine that we pulled out from the first stack. Each were pressed from leaves or pine needles from Joy and Daniell's property and fired with other plates wadded on top of them. The glazes used are apple ash (left) and yellow salt (right).