Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Four days to go

These are the 1lb jars from earlier in the week. Most of them have been decorated now and some will make the firing. I made the 3lb version today - I'd love to get the 6lb ones made tomorrow, but I can't see that happening.
All these pots have to be glazed tomorrow...... do these and also a big tile frieze which is going in this firing.

I mixed up lots of glaze tonight, so a sieving session in the morning, then on with the job in hand. I gave the workshop a really good clean up before I left, so it should be a fairly straightforward job tomorrow.

Marky Mark's coming up during the late afternoon and we'll start the pack.

I successfully managed to get the glaze on to the big jug that's going in raw, so I'm looking forward to seeing how that comes out of the firing. If it's good, I'll be making some real biggies for the next kiln load. I still have to get it dry enough to fire, but the forecast is good tomorrow which will help. In fact there are several raw pots going in to this firing, so it'll be interesting to see how they fire.

I had a good fire in the kiln all day today, to make sure it's completely dry for the firing.

Four days to the big burn up.


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Dennis Allen said...

Burn baby burn,

ang walford said...

yeh...seems like you have the methodology sorted for firing now, love the prep work and really hope the raw glazing works well.... I did some a couple of years ago and it worked out well, its just a bit scary putting raw pots in a stoneware firing :P

Hollis Engley said...

Lots of luck, Doug. Looks like a big load.

judsculpt said...

Wow !so many pots, I am blown away with all the work you get through and i am so impressed with all your work.Hope your firing goes well.Judy

Gary's third pottery blog said...

looking at your lids there, I am reminded of a discussion I had with another potter several years ago, about some of the lids I was then making from the top down (I usually make them upside down now, then trim and throw the knob on day 2) anyway, he said that was the ENLGISH style and method...and I had not thought of that until I saw yours here!

Ron said...

Good luck w. the firing Doug. Slow and easy.

doug Fitch said...

Thanks folks - now the looooooooooooong wait :-)