Oh well to be expected really, the pots were mostly overfired, well all mine were, Tina used beefier stronger clay. Some had melted completely some just gave way.




The trouble we had with gauging the temperature certainly was the reason for the over fire. I am going back to firing at earthenware now, but have not ruled out another stoneware firing at some time in the future.










On reflection, there were a few that were worth keeping and I have gained a lot of knowledge. whether I will be able to use that knowledge to avoid the problems in the future, is another matter. Keep smiling through, like you know you ought to do.


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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