Thursday, 21 July 2016

Firing and Ceramic Festival

Long dry wood for the Bourry firebox

A little bit of "wicket" stoking - Starworks-style!

I have an exhibition in the Old Town Hall, Skælskør

Old Town Hall, Skælskør

Old Town Hall, Skælskør

Market stand, Skælskør Ceramic Festival, 17th July

Market stand, Skælskør Ceramic Festival, 17th July

Hans Börjeson, Sverre Tveito Holmen, Sten Lykke Madsen and Birgitte
Börjeson - potters

These pots from the Bourry Box firing are on their way to Springfield, Missouri

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Ceramic Festival in Skælskør

 
Glazing work prior to firing the Bourry Box kiln at Guldagergaard

 
Round pots for the front of the Bourry Box




Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Leaving Star

I am flying home from Charlotte after two packed weeks at StarWorks, which ended with the action-packed Firefest on Friday and Saturday.
My work has come out of kilns, wood-fired and sawdust-fired, been exhibited during Firefest, and will now be packed for transportation to another scene!

Large terracotta pot with terra siggilata decoration


Pit-fired
Sergei Isupov's fire sculpture unveiled!

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Coiling and pinching in terracotta clay





Firing at StarWorks, North Carolina


I have come back to Star, North Carolina for a two week residency, to fire the pots I left behind last year, when I was here for a longer stay. See here.
The kiln is firing this misty, damp Easter Sunday, and salting of the final chamber will soon begin. Nearly all my pots are in the first, firebox chamber, which reached cone 13 earlier in the day and is now shut down.
The kiln will be unpacked on Friday 1st, during FIREFEST.
I will be giving a demonstration on Friday at 1pm, and am making a large group of coiled and pinched pots which I will decorate as part of the demonstration. Some will be pit-fired in advance.







Salt ready to go into the kiln, in bamboo half pipes

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Firing results




Some primitive first photos of the results I got from the Lawrence kilns