After 36 plus years of teaching my wife and I built a studio on our property and built a 35 cubic foot soda kiln. I have been interested in atmospheric firing since under graduate school.
With soda, salt or wood firing the results of the firing are a mystery until the kiln has cooled and the door is open. It's kind of like treasure hunting.
I am currently making functional stoneware and porcelain. Each firing is different as I learn to fire the kiln. After putting most of my energy into teaching, I am looking forward to being more of a potter again.