Well, it's been a long time since I posted anything. After the last test firing I went on a few trips to collect clay samples and started preparing for a large wood firing. This pile of hornbeam is now nicely cut, split and stacked ready to go.
Then, many many days of preparing raw materials: clays and rocks. It is all just so incredibly time consuming. I've never really previously considered the ease in just opening a bag of commercially prepared clay, but from now on.......well, I'll never look at a bag of clay in the same way!
The firing has been delayed more and more as I grapple with practically every ceramic fault known to man, but at last I am glazing and doing a quick last minute biscuit firing. Packing next week and then firing. Andy has generously agreed to hep me again and I am now hoping for a 2 week continuation of the mild weather.
More posted soon - honest!