Unloading day finally arrived after being extremely patient for an extra few days. I felt like I was busting at my seams to get in the kiln! The firing was great, have a look for yourself!
I'll post more details later, I had a lot of porcelain tumblers that got a lot of carbon trapping on them from the soda. We reduced the kiln more than usual right at the time when we were putting in the soda and that trapped the carbon with the soda onto the pots. It resulted in my new term for soda, "winter soda", where there are mixtures of black, gray and frosty white areas with contrast of rich reds. I'm so excited! I'll bring you along for a closer tour tomorrow.