Bring on the wood kiln!!!!

Oh my what a weekend! I fell in love with a pretty little (or not so little) bottle kiln and the things it does to pots. How exciting. I honestly don’t know where to start with it all.

I went down to Wales on Wednesday evening to meet bloggers Doug and Matt and the soon to be blogger Paul Young, at ClayArt in Denbigh. We were firing the wee bottle kiln that had been built there a couple of years ago. I had a blooming whale of a time, even after spending Wednesday night sleeping in what felt like an ice cube. Fabulous show and fantastic company and I’m just so excited about building a wood kiln, I was keen anyway but this just had me falling head over heels. My pictures of the pots aren’t exactly sparkling but oh I love it.

One of the fire boxes at about 6am on Saturday.

Opened with the stacks of saggers still in place.

A bit of an assortment of the pots that came out of there. There were pots by four or five different potters.

Nice couple of jugs of mine, Paul’s glaze is almost clear, not as deep as my honey so it was a little strange seeing them at first but I love them now. I’m keeping them all for myself.

These are the pots that managed to find their way home with me. Paul Young very very kindly gave me the beautiful tree with the sheep and the bird as a thank you. I was really touched and very pleased, it’s sitting on our mantelpiece now. Also the birthday cake that bloggers Doug and Matt made for my pottery’s fifth birthday, it was fired in the bottle kiln too.

I’ll just leave you with these pictures for now so that I can run off and remind my Paul of who I am. Very nice to be back home no matter how good a time you have when you’re away.

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6 Responses to Bring on the wood kiln!!!!

  1. doug fitch says:

    Hey there, what a laugh! I had such a good time. I notice that little jug on the photo – you wally, I would have given you that, but thank you. Thank you for the little pot too. I think I need to sleep for three weeks to recover!

  2. It is such a great fraternity–and how wonderful to be so nicely honored by them. Your ‘jugs’ are lovely.

  3. Ron says:

    Hey Hannah! What fun. Glad you had a great experience. Can’t wait till you get that wood kiln going. The jugs look fantastic and I love the pot that Paul gave you. I’ve seen some of his pots on the internet and have always liked them.Good having you back. Rest up.Ron

  4. Hi Hannah,Wasn’t it the best time! I didn’t want the week to end, but was sure glad to get into my own bed, I could have slept for days. Thanks for the lovely pot, Tig has claimed it already. Take care.Blogger Matt

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey thats life on the road.Rock n Roll potters.Glad i brought my long johns, the hot water bottle and myflying hat.No pictures i hope.Had a ball with you folks thanks a bunch.Q.what would potter do if they won the into as many shows possible before the money ran out. HEE HEE.

  6. ang says:

    hi hannah looks like a successful firing, nice one..

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