Last firing for 2020

Although it is only early November, this will be the last wood firing for the year as I’m going to be busy on a kiln project for the next 6…

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Spring Firing

This firing has been the most affected this year from the COVID 19 lockdowns and alert levels. Mainly as I’m not allowed access to my usually wood source until we…

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First Firing for 2020

I’ve been waiting for the weather to change, for the endless dry to give in and let come rain through. But at the same time I needed pots fired, so…

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Kiln building in Dunedin

About the time I was finishing off the rebuilding of Petra’s kiln last year an email arrived from the Otago Potters Group asking if I would head south and build…

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Petra’s kiln re-build

Three years ago I was commissioned by Petra to build her a new diesel fired salt kiln. Based on a simple opposing jet burner layout and tall enough that it…

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The Soft Firing

For this firing I was using more of my new flashing slip, now called Karangahake Flashing, testing it on more pieces to see how it performed in different places in…

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