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 was incredibly fine.

We had a great selection of pots to choose from for this pack, lots of variety of shapes and sizes and lots of them. It certainly makes the three dimensional jigsaw puzzle of kiln packing much easier and more satisfying when that is the case.

As much as my kiln often appears small when I start to pack it, (a demure 3x3x3ft chamber) it doesn’t half eat up pots when you get going with it, and happily we have plenty left over for the next firing too which means I don’t have that horrible empty shelf feeling when I go back into the workshop.

So fingers crossed for a good firing tomorrow and a touch of breeze would be nice but no gales this time thank you very much. New pots out, all being well, on Friday…

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6 Responses to F f f firing tomorrow

  1. Rui says:

    Good luck for the new firing. I like your work and my students too. Thanks for your videos which I use to help them to learn many techniques.
    Good work.
    Regards

  2. Rob says:

    Lovely photos. I’m looking forward to seeing the pots when they come out of the kiln.
    That is a beautiful tree, but I can’t tell what kind it is…must be a Scottish variety.

  3. Hannah says:

    Thank you both. The tree is a copper beech Rob.

    • Rob says:

      I just watched your latest video and saw the close-ups of the copper beech. You are so lucky to have leaves on your trees. Canadian trees are still in winter mode. Not a leaf in sight.

  4. marta reyes says:

    So you will be firing bisque ware, is it on a gas kiln or wood kiln ? And you fire glaze on electric, is that right ?
    what cone bisque , and what cone glaze ?
    Hope you get a ggod climate for the firing.

  5. Anna says:

    Here’s to pleasant weather! Can’t wait to see the results. :)

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