Spring Sawdust Firing

I built a quick sawdust kiln, this time adding some chicken wire between the levels to support the work to stop the sawdust getting too compressed. Set it on fire and left it covered for a few hours for the smoke to do its thing. When all the sawdust had burnt away I was left with pile of fired pieces rady to reassemble. Using some potters glue and some epoxy resin I rebuilt them. Like this… I am quite pleased with the results 🙂 Continue reading Spring Sawdust Firing

Spring Raku Firing

After the sleet and snow of last weekend, it was great to see a bit of sunshine this Saturday and a chance to do some outdoors raku and sawdust firing. With the help of a few friends we got the raku kiln going. Pots ready to fire in the raku kiln Getting the pots out – Photo by Martin http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluebus/6970045245 Putting the pots into the sawdust – Photo by Martin Cleaning the Pots – Photo by Martin The Results http://www.flickr.com/photos/phatcontroller/6972583139 Thanks to Marlene, Allan, Phill, Laura, Pete and Martin for their help. Continue reading Spring Raku Firing

St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust Prize

While attending the opening of the Hertfordshire Open Exhibition on Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised to hear my name read out as the winner of the St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust Prize! Thanks goes to Kat, Mum and Dad, Marlene, Jo, Mike, Asa and everybody else who has supported and encouraged me with this adventure. Continue reading St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust Prize