Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Kiln Firing Event

Last year's kiln firing event was very successful and much fun was had by all. This year the CC&GG kiln firing day will again be Nina Ducker's farm in Feock and we do not have to build a kiln this year as we did it last time but Nina has dug a hole for an additional  “Pit Firing” cost. There will be a small cost to cover materials - £5 (pay at the door when we need to sign you in for Health and Safety) .

Nina will provide homemade soup and bread, coffee, tea and cake for £5 and proceeds of soup sales will go to Cornwall Hospice charity, but she does need an idea of numbers so please email her at  if you think you want her soup.

If you want to bring you own nosh and beer do so by all means. And remember, there is usually plenty of hot ash at the end so why not bring a foil wrapped potato.

The Wood Kiln firing is essentially Raku and CC&GG have a selection of Raku glazes. You just need to bring bisque fired pots and as much dry softwood as you can (no painted wood or MDF).

Please make your pots cup or Tea bowl sized as these are best for decorating and handling. Small figures and thin plates can easily break. Bring up to 6 pots and depending on numbers we will get as many as possible fired in the day.

For Pit/Smoke firing either red or white burnished clay preferably something that takes a thermal shock.....or be prepared for try to stop this ensure that the thickness is pretty even. For the Pit Firing it is best to have a burnished pot or dish of whitish/light clay for the greatest effects

All pots should be marked with makers name for ease of identification...especially if the pit firing is not finished....and certainly won't be cooled...You will have to collect pieces after the event or at the AGM.

Directions. A39 Truro to Falmouth, at Playing Place (shell garage) leave roundabout towards Feock.

Keep going straight, past Pub and KHF crossroads until Feock Methodist church on left. Take next turning right into Trolver Hill. After 300 meters turn left down small lane signed 'Trolver Old Farm', follow parking signs.

This will be the last event in the CC&GG calendar year before the AGM on September 28 forward to seeing you and your friends on the 8th September.

If you have questions please email me at


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