The kiln was loaded by a team comprising Mal Sole, Peter Rumble, Andy Rattenbury, Megumi Ogo and Dave Marshall assisted by an enthusiastic group of wadding makers.
It was fired continously for 4 days, constantly stoked with wood by our keen potters.
Anagama Firing: Opening and Barbeque
The WPA’s Anagama kiln, having slumbered for 7 days, was opened and its occupants extracted on Sunday 19th November.
13th (2017) Facts and figures
- The kiln was loaded over a period of 6 days.
- 278 pots (combined weight 222 kilos) contributed by some 63* potters.
- The kiln was fired for 98 hours 40 minutes.
- Quantity of firewood used: approximately 12.5 cords (or 45 cubic metres).
- 16 Firing shifts: (2 X 8-hour shifts and 14 X 6-hour shifts). Eight shift leaders and 39 shift members. 36.17% of those involved were new participants.
(*Pots received from the Woolshed Potters were treated as being from 1 potter only.)
The firing can be enjoyed by viewing photographs taken principally by Chris Parkin and Sheryl Gallagher to whom we are indebted, and a few other enthusiastic photographers: