The completeness of it all

28 07 2014
Pedal Bin at well over a thousand degrees....

Pedal Bin at well over a thousand degrees….

Born of the Earth, Fired with the Sun

Born of the Earth, Fired with the Sun

I just had to share this latest post of Steve’s…… especially seeing as we just did a firing of our own; Glenda has again entered the Flying Arts competition, which she didn’t win last year, but some of her work was accepted for the travelling exhibitions. Let’s hope this year’s “Born of the Earth, Fired with the Sun” gets accepted…… or even better, wins! We could use the cash for when we move to Tassie.

Tonight my Fingers Smell of Garlic

I love the completeness of it all.

We have had all our firing partners back again for the unpacking of last weeks woodfiring. A lot of nice pots come from the kiln and everyone makes a line of human-chain to pass them all the way to the top of the kiln shed. It’s a slow process, as each and every pot is examined and discussed all along the way. 

These potters have helped pack the kiln with all of their own work. They have stacked the wood and stoked the fire. Shared meals together and stayed up all of the night in shifts to see the firing successfully reach the bright white heat of stoneware temperature, then fired down to a safe state, where the kiln could be left to cool un-attended.
Now we are all back together again to experience the un-bricking of the door. Cleaning and carefully stacking all our home-made, hand-made…

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