Denver Anagama First Firing January 13, 2018 Leave a Comment by DomenicoJ Starting the Load Lots of dinnerware for the Summer Showcase at Balistreri Vineyards Part of the first firing crew: Sean Manning, Max Henderson, Scott Jones, Chris Pelensky, Herrick Smith, John Domenico, John Balistreri John and John talking over the grate layout Last minute touch ups to the back side of the door. View from inside the kiln candling campfire Yeah so the kiln wasn’t fully built My cousin Joe and I are building anchors for the door. Kiln is approximatly 500 degrees Adding the insulating castable layer. Kiln temp approx. 1000 degrees Grandpa and I back at it. Just have the stack to build tomorrow Herrick and I took turns laying brick between stoke cycles. Kiln temp approx. 1500 degrees Kiln is built and found a nice rock for the top.