Category Archives: wood kiln

F f f firing tomorrow

A little contrast in the weather while packing the kiln today compared to what was flung at us at the end of January when we fired last. A glorious day here in Galloway today and the sound track of birdsong … Continue reading

Posted in beech tree, big jugs, big platters, kiln, pressed dish, wood fired pots, wood firing, wood kiln | 6 Comments

Humungous Thank You’s!

Well that is Spring Fling 2012 over and done with, the build up to it started in about erm, June 2011, for the Spring Fling committee at least. This blog is to say a huge thank you to them, and … Continue reading

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Opened – Too Flipping Soon Fool That I Am

Well this morning the pyro was reading 80. I stuck my hand in through one of the spy holes and it didn’t feel as much as that so I took the four spies out and went and had a cuppa … Continue reading

Posted in chargers, jug, pancheons, wood fired pots, wood kiln | 20 Comments

Sunny Scotland Fine For Firing

Pots poised, glazed and waiting to be transported down to my wood kiln, this was monday. I had the two best expert helpers that I could have wished for with me this time. I am really pleased that I did … Continue reading

Posted in Alex McErlain, Doug Fitch, wood fired pots, wood kiln | 13 Comments

Flapping February

The year started with me trying to make a conscious effort not to end up in a panic again over things and to make sure I concentrated on everything I did and not to flap so flipping much. Well I … Continue reading

Posted in fresh slip, slip trailing, wet slip, wood kiln | 11 Comments

Home and Away

I’ve been away down south for a few days with Alex and Doug, we had much pottery fun and much pottery talk and much pottery video watching. I for one really enjoyed not spending all day everyday frantically working my … Continue reading

Posted in Doug Fitch, slipware, wood kiln | 6 Comments

Finally after much anticipation – don’t be too excited though…

Well I am still very excited but I completely understand that to most other members of the world population these are nothing but bubbly, nasty skin infection type pots. It was really rather reduced at the end, and there wasn’t … Continue reading

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Firing Day Video

Here’s a wee video of the firing day the other day. Hope you enjoy it. The pots are out, I’ll post some of them next week once I’ve got a moment, trying to get my head around Spring Fling which … Continue reading

Posted in First Firing, wood kiln | 10 Comments

Today I did this…

To these… With this… In here… For the first time!!!! Big shiney bouncy- ness! I am exhausted. More after I have slept and recovered and digested it.

Posted in wood kiln | 14 Comments


You know just when I’ve got so much time on my hands to be messing about mixing mortar and playing with bricks, thought I’d start the chimney.

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