THE STUDIO

OPENING THE KILN

Opening the kiln for the first time three days after firing - it's actually my least favourite bit, months of work - one chance - always risk. This

firing was 16 hours long checking the temperature every hour, 35 pieces of work & in the end 3 casualties - not so bad.

COLLECTING CLAY

I live in the Potteries so I'm very fortunate that Potclays are practically on my doorstep. I love this shopping trip, going in person to collect and checking out the wide range of tools and equipment they always have. Three different clay bodies this time and a lovely new Mud Tools wire that's a dream to use after my old one.