If you have given up smoking and have big cravings come to a raku doo, you can inhale cubic metres of smoke and not feel guilty at all.
This years Firing was set to be the biggest one yet, with the Selsdon marching band, the Addington cheerleaders and the famous tribute singer Elton Jim all booked it was all set to be the most entertaining one yet . Problem was I got muddled and booked them for the 17th so they all turned up on Sunday one day late, still it was a nice show.
I had been watching the weather forecast all week luckily the sun came out and it was all good all day, which was a good job because all the glazing buckets etc were outside.
I had made some new glazes and topped up favourites, they always get silly names to help us remember them better,the new ones were ‘no hope 4 green,yet another turquoise, turkwarse USA and 40 shades of ?. They worked well .This time I had a helper get the pots out of the kiln Jon Cullum , which was a great help it gets really hot. This time it was hotter than other firings for some reason, I actually got burnt through a leather jacket ,very odd.
We had some new folks this time Sue and Janice I think they might be converted.We were firing up to about 6, I think.
In between the social bits there were some very lovely pots coming out, thank you to everyone for making the day go so well, thank you for all your food and drink contributions too, they were all lovely.
Monday morning pouring with rain I spotted a little puff of smoke coming from one of the dustbins .