Category Archives: kiln bricks

Weekend catch up.

I spent the evening yesterday at Andy Priestman’s kiln. It was the first firing of his newly added to kiln, it used to be a single chamber and he’s added two more to the structure. I wasn’t there too long … Continue reading

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The mortar is AOK to go so today it went. Nearly at the top inside, vermiculite in between the two layers. Three more courses to do tomorrow and then it’s onto the next bit. I’m shattered, had a couple of … Continue reading

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Men at work – Happy Hannah

I remember once upon a time about 12 months ago putting up a post saying that we were making the foundation for the kiln and someone said they didn’t think I’d done anything as my dungarees were too clean. Well … Continue reading

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Important things to do. . .

So two days to go till Spring Fling and the important things to do are: tidy – a big huge tidy up is required, clean the floor, dust the pots, price the pots, pin up some pictures, get tea and … Continue reading

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Big Jim

It was Big Jim that turned up yesterday as my knight in shining red paint work to deliver my pallets of bricks. It’s only taken twelve months to solve that little problem. He was obviously keen to do the job … Continue reading

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Just ignore the hat and look at the bricks.

They are all now still at Jason’s but they are all outside the shed and palletted up and ready for lift off. Time for a soak in the bath after moving nigh on 1000 bricks individually today.

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My squared bowls.

I do so love that little squared pot I brought back from The Netherlands. I was talking to Doug about it and about never really having proper play time as I tend to worry about making things that I can … Continue reading

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Pictures of pots.

Here are some more pictures of my pots from my photo session last week. I think I might do some more with pots in interiors in the future as I quite like them, the clean white pictures are good for … Continue reading

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