We are still in the middle of rubik's cubing our house back together and in the middle of the clutter, I'm trying to work and fire the kiln. I glazed like a mother f@%$er on fire to get it all done on time. Loaded my sweet Amaco up and started her up. About half way through the first hour we started to smell a smell. Not a good smell.
Robert: What's that smell?
Gaea: There must be a hair stuck in the kiln. It will fire out. Yuck!
Robert: It's getting worse. Really bad!
Gaea: Ick! What is that?!?
Robert: Did the cat pee in the studio?
Gaea: OH MY GAWD! Is that cat pee burning in the kiln?!?!??
Robert: CLOSE THE DOOR! CLOSE THE DOOR! CLOSE THE DOOR!!!!
Yes. It appears the cat was stuck in the studio and had to go. On my kiln shelves. Why. Oh. Why.
If you've ever had a cat pee somewhere in your house or car you know what a hellacious smell that is. Now bake that smell and watch us run. I am talking bad. Really. Really. BAD. Good thing is, when the kiln got hot enough it fired out and stopped making the smell. Sadly we all had that stink stuck in our noses for the rest of the day. I almost passed out. Lesson learned. No cats in the studio.