Svend is making lots of pots to fire in the new kiln. The pottery is slowly filling up, planks are loaded with raw pots waiting to be bisque fired.
Svend never used to bisque fire his pots, but he has been doing it for a few years now since he became interested in Japanese and Chinese glazes. His glazes mainly consist of Celadons, Shinos and Tenmokus but every firing produces a different result, so nothing is ever the same.
A biscuit kiln is on the cards, but until he has made his mind up about his kiln design, Svend has access to an electric kiln at the Kigbeare Studios and Gallery in Kigbeare near Okehampton.
Below, the pots have arrived at Kigbeare, some safely, some not…
An electric kiln at Duckpool cottage is out of the question, so the biscuit kiln will either be fired with propane gas or wood, depending on which is the most economic source of fuel.
In the meantime, the raw pots have to be transported by car to Kigbeare, which is not really practical and breakage is inevitable as shown below.