Thursday, 10 October 2013

A wood fired tea caddy

The wood firing at Manor Stokes was a success, and we achieved a good level of reduction throughout the kiln. I will show more pictures of the results soon, but for now, here is my finished tea caddy (the textured one I fired first in a small gas kiln) :

I sprinkled some extra wood ash on top, and just as in the gas kiln, it didn't melt fully! Actually, the kiln was a little cooler at the bottom than normal, and I'm not sure why..possibly because we were reducing the whole kiln so heavily. But it has evened up the colour on the lid and created an interesting, crusty surface, so overall I'm very happy with it. 


  1. I love the orange colour and textures on the other parts. It looks lovely! : )

  2. Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :)