It's amazing to think that this fiber blanket is anything but fluffy cotton candy or quilt batting. And it's easy to forget the small particle hazards similar to the way you can easily forget it with sheetrock or insulation, however but you must not forget. Woven ceramic fiber blanket keeps the soft brick cushioned and helping to spread the heat inside the kiln evenly. And boy does it do both those jobs so very well.
For this part I was mostly documenting. The next step however I climbed into the kiln and started seeing this as my little house on fire. A tight squeeze, feet falling asleep at a couple points but I never did mind.
Up next — Bricklaying.