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" Woden" - Wood Fired Kiln - The Tenth Firing!

This page records the ninth firing of the Woden kiln in May 2014. It is an archive of photographs taken before, during and after the firing.

No changes had been made structurally to the kiln before this firing.

The firing aimed and managed to achieve a reducing atmosphere, reaching 1260 C average.

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Making Pots

Loading Pots

Firing Kiln

Unloading Pots


Making Pots - April-May 2014


Some "Costrels" - inspired by the Verwood Pottery versions of the vessel type - used by peasants to take their drink to harvest fields and "Wise Women" to store their potions!

Jugs and costrels

Jugs and costrels, internally glazed while leather hard.

Neolithic Bowl with maggot decoration

These are inspired by neolithic bowls.

neolithic bowls with maggots

The decoration is known as "maggot", applied using a piece of rope with a cord wrapped around it in a tight spiral.

Loading Pots May 2014

back of kiln loaded

Middle of the back of the kiln loaded.

left back loaded

Left hand side of back of kiln loaded.

plates and shells

Laurence's Plates and Pat March's shells.

top back loaded

Top of the back of the kiln loaded.

Back loaded

The whole of the back loading.

Pie dishes loaded

Laurence's pie dishes and small mugs, ready to catch the flames and ash coming up from the firebox beneath.

Firing Kiln - May 2014










Unloading Pots - May 2014
















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