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MOUNTAIN pottery // wood firing / tafe / results

So here are my pots out of the tafe wood firing. Pretty pleased I have to say, it was said that my blue Chun bowl had to be the gem of the kiln! And I would have to agree, not

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MOUNTAIN pottery // wood firing / tafe / results

So here are my pots out of the tafe wood firing. Pretty pleased I have to say, it was said that my blue Chun bowl had to be the gem of the kiln! And I would have to agree, not

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kiln opening // wood firing / tafe

A couple of times a year our tafe fires up the wood fire kiln, only this year there was a delay due to occupational health and safety red tape B.S. The problem was that the beams supporting the roof where

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kiln opening // wood firing / tafe

A couple of times a year our tafe fires up the wood fire kiln, only this year there was a delay due to occupational health and safety red tape B.S. The problem was that the beams supporting the roof where

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MOUNTAIN pottery // follow up … mixing clay / mixing bowl

Five posts ago I was experimenting with mixing 3 different clays together to create a warm, toasty, speckled, rustic mixing bowl inspired by the lovely pottery used by Nigel Slater in his BBC series. Although the outcome if far from

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MOUNTAIN pottery // follow up … mixing clay / mixing bowl

Five posts ago I was experimenting with mixing 3 different clays together to create a warm, toasty, speckled, rustic mixing bowl inspired by the lovely pottery used by Nigel Slater in his BBC series. Although the outcome if far from

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MOUNTAIN pottery // preserved lemons / tagine

There is a saying “if life gives you lemons make lemonade”, I like to say “if life gives you lemons, preserve them for the Tagine I made!” And that’s what I did. Here at the farm there is an abundance

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MOUNTAIN pottery // preserved lemons / tagine

There is a saying “if life gives you lemons make lemonade”, I like to say “if life gives you lemons, preserve them for the Tagine I made!” And that’s what I did. Here at the farm there is an abundance

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MOUNTAIN pottery // new pottery studio

I mentioned in my last post about our abrupt house move, so here is a tour of the new studio location. We love it, and have settled in so easily since it is basically the exact same loft style as

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MOUNTAIN pottery // new pottery studio

I mentioned in my last post about our abrupt house move, so here is a tour of the new studio location. We love it, and have settled in so easily since it is basically the exact same loft style as

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MOUNTAIN pottery // Ash Glaze testing

This is the long-awaited post on my test result for the ash glazes I was researching. And because you have waited so long the pressure is on to not disappoint. I think the outcome of some glazes are defiantly worth

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MOUNTAIN pottery // Ash Glaze testing

This is the long-awaited post on my test result for the ash glazes I was researching. And because you have waited so long the pressure is on to not disappoint. I think the outcome of some glazes are defiantly worth

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MOUNTAIN pottery // mixing clay / mixing bowl

I have been watching Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking tv series on ABC iView, I really relate to his cooking philosophy and love of vegetable gardening, but I was most inspired by his beautiful collection of handmade pottery. Wood fired, varied

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MOUNTAIN pottery // mixing clay / mixing bowl

I have been watching Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking tv series on ABC iView, I really relate to his cooking philosophy and love of vegetable gardening, but I was most inspired by his beautiful collection of handmade pottery. Wood fired, varied