New Phoenix wood-kiln

Salt-glazed potsEarlier in the Spring, we built a small ‘Phoenix’ wood-salt kiln which at 15 cubic foot packing capacity, will be a useful test kiln for new ideas. That is a rather Royal ‘we’, with respect and thanks to Ana and 2nd year Cardiff student Penelope Rudge who laid most of the bricks! We shall be building a very similar kiln at the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth at the end of June, which we’re very excited about! I will also be showing a selection of best pots from this year’s firings during the event.

The first firing of this new kiln earlier this month was a terrific success, easy to fire and yielded some great results.


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