The first glaze firing went well. I have used this glaze many times and become familiar with how it behaves better now but it is aways a relief seeing a good result when the kiln opens as many variants like how tightly the kiln is packed, the clay type, the kiln size, etc. can alter the look and the hand of the glaze a lot. As bisque came out of the kiln I apply wax resist and glaze on them. In the afternoon I took a break from making larger pieces and worked for an hour on smaller items like mugs and cups which pull me closer to the wheel. It is refreshing after a several weeks of throwing larger pieces.