RAKU FIRING 16TH JUNE 2012

We were very very lucky with the weather ,it actually didn’t rain until after it had finished.We started at 10 and struggled to get the kiln up to temperature due to the wind blowing in ,but with a bit of fiddling and experimention with wind breaks,  moving the burner around we managed it, on only two cylinders of 19 kilos of propane.

 

We had a lovely lunch that went on until the wood fired pizza oven was also up to temperature and started all over again.There were 9 of us and we all enjoyed ourselves, the white glaze was very disapionting, but worked on Katies pot.

 

 

We all went home tired,and I felt like I had smoked 300 extra strong cigarettes.My house is slowly smelling less like a kipper.

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About timbartell

I was born in a flat in Lambeth the name of which was, Wedgewood house,China walk estate.I'd forgotten this until recently,it dawned on me the significance of the names after I had become interested in pottery/ceramics.I think of myself as a potter in the most practical sense,making pots for people to use.I have never had any formal training,I took it up when the table tennis class was full.My first flat was in the same road as a pottery centre, Elmwood pottery, the best in London, 18 sessions a week and a real community. I love my craft and bore everyone with it, so am grabbing this chance to bore more people via this blog.There may be the odd interesting item, here's hoping.
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