Had a brilliant day yesterday helping fire the big wood kiln at the Oxford anagama project in Wytham Woods.
It will take about 10 days of stoking (& a lot of wood!) to reach the target temperature of about 1200c.
The kiln will then be closed up & allowed to cool until 4th June, when it will be opened for the big reveal, where we'll get to see our finished pots :)
After reading loads about wood-fired kilns it was so awesome to take part in a burn. Absolutely loved it!!!
Swipe to see 4 pics & a little video of the kiln site.
Cleaning pots and picking flowers. When I first planted these iris I was only making white pots and looking for subtle echoes in the flowers. Now they stand tall like sails in a boat. #anagama#fromthewoodkiln#outstealingflowers