A lot hasn’t been happening since the last post,the winter has been a really long one this time,why, I don’t know ? It’s been the same length ,9 months,just seems longer, maybe it was the fact that we didn’t have a summer ah well,banging on about the weather or moaning about it is a national perogative.
The kiln is almost finished, what an effort, if I knew then what I know now, I would have taken up fishing. The other shocking thing was finding out how expensive everything is,my biggest expense were the burners.
I did have a try out of the burner ports where the flame shoots into kiln,it was really warm for a while. I hope that with the amount of insulation put on over the kiln it will use less of the precious energy.
I have set the date for the first firing 21st March,which is a Thursday which will, if we run out of gas be a day when we can get some more. The first firing will be a reduction stoneware firing,subsequent firings will be at brown mud temperature, look out for bigger pots. Talking of which I will be going on a ‘throwing large’ course in Devon soon, so watch out for the photos.