New discovery AMAZING. Thanks @jbrett_art  this is a metal mesh face mask that used for protection when using a chain saw.  We used it for this #anagama firing and it deflected the heat so much. Those like me, who are short, stand at this kiln when stoking with the flames and heat pretty close to face level. The radiant heat is painfully hot. This mask made it so entirely enjoyable to stoke with no facial burning. (I do t mean burning like, I need to go to the burn clinic... I just mean burning like oh my good ness that's ridiculously HOT