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Day 35: 100 Pots in 100 Days


Today we opened the kiln to find a mixture of amazing and interesting pots. We are not sure why bu we got a bit of bubbling. We think it was due in part to the temperature and in part to layering glazes onto of each other. You don’t make a cake without breaking a few eggs. 

So my day was spent think about silica dust and how to prevent the inhalation. I will share my findings in research. I am taking photographs of the pots tomorrow so will put them on here then so you can see them all. 


Silica Dust. 

Pottery cleanliness is very important. 

It is the dust you do not see that is the killer

Mop don’t brush

Wipe with a wet cloth

Wear a respirator if doing jobs that create dust

Don’t keep old clay bags with the clay on the outside


Pot of the Day Process Gallery


Clay type: Toasted Stoneware

Turned and decorated

Decoration: Turned on the wheel - you can just see the lines but I hope they will show up more when I put a little oxide on them

Biscuit Fired

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The pot I threw today - this will be posted after this has been launched as I am late! Spent the whole day pricing getting ready for 10 Parishes, doing a tax return and then cooking! I am enjoying it though xxx

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