A Fast Firing

My last firing on the 9th November was the quickest on record, coming in at 11.5 hours. This was due to the wood all being dry pallet boards with few…

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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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Mid-Winter Firing

This mid-winter firing was a chance for me to roll out the new Barium Blue glaze that I had been testing in the last 2 firings. So I’ve tried it…

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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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Spring Firing

Despite a wet week leading up to the firing and a wood issue that was resolved at the last minute by Laurie, the firing turned out to be very successful.…

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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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