I mentioned earlier in the week that I was starting another biscuit firing. This was followed by a glaze firing starting on Wednesday at crack of sparrows and finishing the following morning at 1.30am. I opened the kiln later that afternoon and was really pleased with the results. I feel like I’ve been making real headway and, although these pieces are not right yet, I’m hoping that it won’t be long now before I’m ready to start selling. A few things need to be improved… I’ve already started tackling the fineness of my throwing, I’ve loads of decoration ideas, but now it’s the kiln that needs sorting. Ruby has done me proud and I’ve learned so much from borrowing her, but now I need something newer, bigger, more efficient.
To the potters amongst you, I’d love to know what experience you have with kilns. Any thoughts or advice on what I should upgrade to would be very gratefully accepted.