Firing

June wood-firing

Wood-fired salt-kiln pots fired before unpacking

  Back-tracking now, a few pot snaps from the last Olsen wood-salt kiln before unpacking, a few days before our...

Aber ICF, kiln demonstration success

Wood salt kiln Aberystwyth

We arrived at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and University...

New Phoenix wood-kiln

Salt-glazed pots

Earlier 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...

Aberystywth ICF

Phoeni firing

The Biennial International Ceramics Festival, staged at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and University, is fast approaching, where...

New hot pots at Wobage

Wobage Christmas exhibition 2012

Tomorrow, I will unpack pots from the wood salt-kiln...

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White castable firing moulds for porcelain wall light covers

In between my usual practice of wheel-throwing pots,...

Wood-salt kiln unpacked

Ash-glazed bottle, wood-fired salt-glaze

Friday saw Jack and I unpack the small wood-salt kiln,...

Wood-salt kiln pack

Packing the wood-salt kiln, slabbed bottles

Last few pots packed into the kiln today, leaving the wicket to erect before pre-heating tomorrow. Firing proper begins early Wednesday morning 20th. The nervous excitement pre-firing has not diminished over the years!