A series of posts documenting the making of my wood-fired ceramics.

It’s been a hectic month with exhibitions and shows to get ready for and consequently I’ve neglected the blog somewhat. Now that things have calmed down a little, I have found some time to sit down and write about the final stage of the whole ceramic process. This is the moment when all the weeks and months of hard work culminate in intense heat.

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A series of posts documenting the making of my wood-fired ceramics.

A crucial part of the wood firing process is the packing of the work in the ware chamber. How and where each piece is placed affects the flame path and also how the kiln fires, and as a consequence how the work will finally look. With many different factors to consider it can sometimes feels like a huge complicated jigsaw.

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*** This post is an edited and updated post from my old website that was originally published in 2007 ***
While writing the series of posts about the 2018 woodfiring I thought I'd resurrect this old article from 2007 so that people can see how the kiln was constructed.

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桃子视频app黄A series of posts documenting the making of my wood-fired ceramics.

桃子视频app黄In this post I'm going to show how the pots are glazed and how I prepare the wood kiln ready for packing. At this point I will have travelled down from my studio in Yorkshire to the family farm in West Wales. I spend about 2-3 weeks glazing, preparing the kiln, packing, firing, and unpacking the kiln before heading back up to my studio in West Yorkshire.

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桃子视频app黄It's a new year, and I have many plans for it. There will be trade and retail shows to attend, a wood-kiln firing, new pattern designs to put into production, and ceramic workshops to organise and run.

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