The firing day, oh my oh my was a chilly, wind beaten, rain drenched one. We were exhausted purely by being out in that kind of weather all day without the effect of all the hard work and concentration. It really takes it out of you so it does.
My tea elf was on duty and also helped a lot with the firing and the decision making during it.
The customary wild flame photograph of course.
Today I have been decorating pots and finishing up pieces that needed that last bit of attention before I head south for a week or so to my Devon workshop.
Doug has been working on this little sgraffito jug this week, in between making tea and firing kilns and cooking lovely food. It’s going to be a real sweetie once it’s fired.
We both of us worked on this charger together. I made a crazy mess slipping the piece and Doug drew the central grasses then I decorated the rim. We’ve never done anything like that before. It was fun and looks like it could be a nice one.