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Friday, 25 May 2012

The sun is shining in a pure blue sky.....

....the kiln is packed and bricked up and ready to go.
This is a view from the firebox of the front packing space. The next image is of the side chamber just as I was beginning to brick up. Everything in the kiln is made from clays that I have crushed and prepared and glazed with mixtures of rocks I have collected apart from 2 lonely mugs (got to have a couple of mugs for Hatfield!)
It's taken about three solid months of work to get everything ready for this firing, whereas in the past, with prepared clays etc, it would've taken me about a month. As long as this sun and breeze continues the wood stacks should be good and dry for firing next week. hooray!


  1. Nice pack Mr B. I'm packing tomorrow, firing monday all being well. Good luck with yours.

  2. Looks good! Can't wait to see what your new stuff looks like!