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 is happening for the next 3 days.

The post are “interesting”! I made a few silly mistakes like finishing too early when I got my cones confused, I wasn’t concentrating properly I don’t think. Also I need some skinnier wood for the end I think, it only really reduced towards the end and that caused me some yucky problems.
So watch and in particular note the wonderful door that I have there over the top part of the fire box, the cows that were interested most of the day, the crazy hail storm that went on and on (erm isn’t it supposed to be May?) and the blue tit popping in and out of the tiny hole in the green gate post to feed her chicks.

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10 Responses to Firing Day Video

  1. gz says:

    I like the door!Have a look at this one-about halfway down the blogpost- found that the wood burned better if it was not flat in the firebox, but sloping down towards the back of the firebox. You'll have to ask Steve Mills about the technical stuff!

  2. Anna says:

    I am still awed by what a gorgeous place you have to work! And I hate to say this…but your wee kiln is CUTE. Just not as overwhelming to see as the bigger wood firing kilns that just look like too much for me….Because it is small, does it fire faster too? (Faster to get to temp Im sure but what about over all?) Can't wait to see the results!

  3. Well, we're still eager to see the pots, Hannah. Those first few firings are always a learning process, no matter how many kilns you've fired before. Looks like the firebox door works great, and I did love the hailstorm.

  4. Dennis Allen says:

    Thanks for sharing.A hailstorm always makes for a nice day outside doesn't it? I remember the picture of you sitting under the arch in the kiln but I don't remember how you configured the firebox and bagwall. How about an interior shor some time? Thanks.

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  6. Lovely place you have there Hannah. I'm hoping Mary and I will get a chance to visit sometime in the near future.

  7. Peter says:

    We were ooohing and ahhhing at the lovely place, the birdsong, the superb kiln shed…(that is gorgeous), and the splendid firebox door! I am guessing that the catenary arched structure that we can all see is purely the firebox, and dimly in the distance is the squarer shape of the chamber of the kiln. About how many cubic feet, (or wee drams!), can the chamber hold? (Actually the thought of cubic feet worries me… finding shoes to fit cubic feet would be a real headache!). Hope the firing has gone well. Big Congratulations!

  8. Diane says:

    can't wait to see the pots Hannah! Looks like you have lots of fun – keep experimenting!

  9. Hannah says:

    Hi GZ, I've seen those doors before, Joe Finch style I think. They're cool.Hey Anna, I know I am mighty lucky, it's a fab place. It is a sweet kiln too but I did find myself stoking it thinking, damn it's not big enough!Hollis, I will, hold on a mo.Dennis, inside the firebox, yes will do.Michael, yes please please do come and visit that would be wonderful!Peter it's 3 x 3 x 3ft ish inside and yes that is just the firebox.Phew! Thanks all, will blog again shortly.h

  10. janet says:

    Amazing what can change in a day! Beautiful setting Hannah – the moss on the rocks the outcrop in the distance – now to see the pots!

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