What of the thump in the night? A large bowl placed on the top shelf had exploded sending fragments throughout the kiln. There were several casualties, some bowls with bits of pot fused into the glaze in the bottom and other pieces with sharp appendages. Luckily there were plenty of the smaller pots intact and after a couple of weekends at craft fairs a good proportion have found new homes.
Almost another year complete, time for reflection, send off applications for next years events and plan new work. There are wooden lids to be made and wire handles to be fitted. Wood to be found, cut and stacked, new chimney bricks to be bought.