Loaded - Wood Firing Part 1.

It’s hard to imagine loading a kiln for a whole day but that sums up my day today! 

 

 Breakfast in the studio around 7.30am.

Breakfast in the studio around 7.30am.

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 Seven round trips up the mountain hand carrying my greenware. The 8th with Yoshiko!

Seven round trips up the mountain hand carrying my greenware. The 8th with Yoshiko!

 The unknown - what will tomorrow’s firing bring??

The unknown - what will tomorrow’s firing bring??

 Deciding and wadding. I’m happy not to be wadding for a while. This process of attaching wadding clay to the base of each piece is vital to prevent items welding to the shelves. But time consuming.

Deciding and wadding. I’m happy not to be wadding for a while. This process of attaching wadding clay to the base of each piece is vital to prevent items welding to the shelves. But time consuming.

 Great to see work finally in a kiln! 

Great to see work finally in a kiln! 

 Using rice straw to add depth and colour to the pieces.

Using rice straw to add depth and colour to the pieces.

 Yoshiko bricking up the door for sealing tomorrow.... 

Yoshiko bricking up the door for sealing tomorrow.... 

 It was lovely to have visitors on the mountain side - wood firing is a special occasion and enjoyed by all.

It was lovely to have visitors on the mountain side - wood firing is a special occasion and enjoyed by all.