As promised here are the results from our first firing (bisque). 24 hours after filling the kiln I am delighted that everything has come out successfully.
It is always very nerve racking when you open the kiln lid, so many thing can go wrong, cracked pots and blown up pots to name a few. When the lid is closed and the kiln switched on you are in the lap of the 'kiln gods'. You cannot open the kiln once it has started so you just have to wait..... final results next time.