Thursday, 16 June 2011

Preparation, preparation.

Only a week to go now until the first show of the summer. Earth and Fire at Rufford country park. I always enjoy showing at Rufford, great atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. I've selected the work and the stand has all been painted and made ready. I'm showing predominantly new work over the summer, that which has come out of the last two firings; using my course clay with shino and titanium ash glaze. I've spent the last couple of days stacking  kiln bricks onto palletts ready to move to the new kiln site. I'll start taking down the old kiln at the end of September and hopefully will have the new kiln built and ready to fire by late Spring. In the mean time I've started planning a firing in the Wysing anagama for November. I'll be getting the wood down there for that firing in July some time.