Thursday, 18 November 2010

Pottery & Kilns

I still have not resolved the issue of the second kiln not reaching temperature.
I've done something I know you shouldn't,

Open the kiln while the elements are still hot
just to check that they are all working.

Don't try this at home kids!!

as you can see they are.

The Game "You show me yours and I'll show you mine"
is not so much fun when they are both yours.

So I tried a game of spot the difference.
The only thing I can find that is different is the thermocouple wire
so It looks like that is the culprit,
but do you have to buy the whole thing or can I just buy the wire bit in the middle ?.

While all of this is going on I am still making lots of pots.
I'm conscious that I haven't put many pics up of pots recently 
So here are some pots in progress
Half pint tankards and Soup bowls.

and some dishes that are ordered. 
Fresh slipped pots. 
and these bowls are proving very popular.

And Finally some finished pots fresh from the kiln today.

7 comments:

doug Fitch said...

You're making some lovely pots PJ

cookingwithgas said...

Oh- I think so too!
I hate when the other stuff gets in the way of production.
I have no clue....

Margaret Brampton said...

Such a shame I cann't just reach into the screen and lift down one of those jugs - they are loking very good.

Anna said...

This makes three of us. Your work is just fantastic. Love the shiny fresh slip.

Tracey Broome said...

Funny I just posted a similar thermocouple issue, it's either the wiring or the fact that it's bent that I'm having to figure out. Lovely pots, always love seeing pics of them!

Hollis Engley said...

I agree with all these folks, you're making some wonderful pots, Paul.

Congresburypotter said...

Hi Paul - lovely to meet you on Saturday, and to see your great workshop. Good luck at the auction!

Karen

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