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Social firing day 2016

WPA

Tuesday 16th August 2016 10.30am – 8pm
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the hugely successful social firing day and to the firing teams who made it all possible.

John Watson led and organised the day in conjunction with our hosts, Rosie and Giles at lovely Highfield Ceramics, Tiverton, where the social firing day has been based for some years now.

On the day, we had Annie Sykes, Marian Beresford and Elaine Hughes doing sterling work with wood firing, John Watson, Mike Cowton and Tony Worthington firing a multitude of raku pots, Sue Rouillard smoke firing many foil wrapped pieces, Nichola Hanman leading ‘naked raku’ work on pots and Karen Edwards demonstrating the obvara glaze technique with a preprepared yeast glaze mix on very hot bisque fired pots.

This all gave plenty of variety and excitement for the assembled potters; some of whom were on a rota of helpers to support the firing teams throughout the day. Thank you if you were one of these; this plus the work of everyone to see the day through and clear away afterwards meant that we could all enjoy it so much more.
A great day with many superb results and lots of positive networking between potters.

For those who wanted it, here is the information which was available for the day:

Your Pots

Social Firing Day Glazes.doc

Burnishing for Beginners.doc

Hints and Tips for Rakufiring.doc

OBVARA RECIPE.doc