Friday, 3 February 2012

A Very Cold Day at the Pottery Workshop

It's been very, very cold here the past few days
But this morning as I got to the workshop my heart skipped a beat.
All the Windows of the workshop were frozen up.
What was it going to be like inside?
Inside all the windows were covered with Ice
and I had left my anti frost heater on. 
Luckily for me it must have worked because all the pots were OK.
So I opened the kiln that had cooled down to 56 oc. 
This was the kiln un loaded onto the showroom table.
with the small sauce pots I had managed to get 121 pots in the kiln.

Here is the order for Berlin completed
which has now been packed up and posted off.

To heat the workshop I had the raku kiln on
which came in handy in more ways than one. 
 I was able to cook a pizza in it at lunch time!
Now that's what I call a result. 
also in the firing was my first Diamond Jubilee Jug
with Sgraffito decoration.

and this slipware Harvest Jug.

It may seem as if I have had a flawless week in the workshop
But this was my third attempt at making a 20lb Pancheon. 
I'll Try again next week.
I will be Open on Sunday the 5th February
from 11am - 4pm
as there is an
Antique fair on at Barrington Court on Sunday.


Tracey Broome said...

Paul, I laughed out loud at your pizza cooking! Aren't you clever!!!

smartcat said...

Oooooh! The best of all possible worlds...pottery and pizza!

cookingwithgas said...

cold outside but those pots look like spring!
The harvest jug- wonderful!
and the pizza- the best chuckle I had today- brilliant!

Cambria Pottery said...

The harvest jug is very handsome and I could do with a slice.

Julie said...

I love the ramekins that you have made. The glazes are perfect for them!

Ron said...

Nice job on the pizza Paul. Good work on getting that order out too and that just looks smashing. Hope it will warm up a bit for you before long. Have a great weekend.

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