Well it was a great firing, hurrah! Pretty much everything came out well, with a few exceptions, but they were pots that I'd glazed badly, so I can't blame that on the kiln. What a relief. I have two exhibitions, one that opens on Friday in Exeter called Beautiful Pots, with six other potters and one the following Friday, in Cambridge, with a group of artists, including works by painter, Simon Jowitt, who I have known since infancy. More about these shows later. Here are some pictures of the pots.
A large harvest jug
A close up, showing the interesting tones in the glaze.
This little jug is the first pot that I made with the new blend of Hollyford clay and Almondsbury brick clay.
The top of a moneybox
I made this 8lb jug when I had the visit from the Westcountry Potters Association a few weeks ago. It was dug straight from the banks of the stream, kneaded up, then thrown.
The decoration in close up.
Another 8lb jug
This is an interesting pot, inspired by some of the jugs that I saw in York Museum a few weeks ago.
I put the glaze on rather patchily, but I don't mind that at all - it makes it all the more reminiscent of its ancient ancestors.
This is quite a large jug made from 16lbs of clay.
This is one of my favourite pots from the firing, a large bottle of about 18" in height.
And here's a close up of its surface.
There are lots more, I'll post some more pictures later, but right now, it's time for bed. If you would like to see all the pictures that I've taken of workshop stuff in the last month, including more of the pots from the firing, follow this link