Another long day starting at 7am unloading and tidying the kiln. I’m happy to say the firing was a success with all pieces surviving the trial by fire. 

The drawings from the natural fibres are much more subtle than the electric kiln and the Shigaraki style clay has really revealed itself. 

The kiln is now empty and I have left the wonderful hillside space with a sense of regret and anticipation for the selection process.

More detail will come once exhibition is launched on Tuesday.  

At the end of the day I managed a bike ride despite weariness.