END OF YEAR

Another year almost over,I hope you all enjoyed your Christmasses? loads of people around me have gone down with all sorts of bugs, touch wood I have managed to avoid them all.

I have been busy making the kiln, the weather has interrupted the work it never seems to stop raining, at one point a pond had formed around the kiln, I was thinking of installing a bridge to get to it.

working out the arch

working out the arch

I hope you all have a good new year and may 2013 bring you good fortune and some sunshine.

Happy New Year to all our reader.

sheathing the frame attached to the plywood arch shapes

sheathing the frame attached to the plywood arch shapes

 

 

the first courses built around the former

the first courses built around the former

 

 

mixing up the refractory concrete,note the tidy workshop

mixing up the refractory concrete,note the tidy workshop

mixing up the refractory concrete,note the tidy workshop

The key stone cast,this should complete the arch and make it strong,fingers crossed

The key stone cast,this should complete the arch and make it strong,fingers crossed

The two layers of bricks,the hot face and the insulation on the outside,these will keep the heat in a bit.

The two layers of bricks,the hot face and the insulation on the outside,these will keep the heat in a bit.

Finished this and then it rained again,always at an angle from the south west ,always at the kiln,come on........
Finished this and then it rained again,always at an angle from the south west ,always at the kiln,come on……..

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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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