|Mark packs the anagama|
|The finished job|
|The experimental kiln in full flight|
We opened the Olsen last Saturday, the results were good and I am advised it was a good firing. I am not a convert to Soda firing, some of the pots were a bit bling and shiny for my tastes. It was fun and spraying in the Bicarbonate of Soda at high temperature is something else.
|The Olsen ready to close up and fire|
The wait of over a week for the Anagama to cool is painful, the thought of my pots lying in the remains of the embers, slowly cooling and as yet unseen 250 miles away is strange. Can't even grab a sneaky look through the side stoke hole and I can't wait to see what comes out. We plan to drive down on Saturday at some ridiculous hour in the morning to get there for the 10.30 grand opening.