The Guild’s workshops and firings are held throughout the year. The venue for the workshops is West Herts
College,Watford, and the wood fired kiln is located at Boxmoor. Kiln firings are organised during the summer and autumn months.
BOXMOOR WOOD FIRED KILN
For those of you interested in taking part in the wood firings in the future, please do take the time to read the articles below in preparation for the firings coming up.
- wood firing briefing details
- Glaze testing brief
- DCPG Glaze Tests
- Glazes cone 10 wood-firing (1)
- DCPG RiskAssessment Boxmoor 2018 (revised)
- accident form
BOXMOOR WOOD FIRING APRIL 2018 – details
16 April 2018
18 March 2018
26 February 2018
Please put the following dates in your diary.
The next work party weekend will be March 17th and 18th, when we are planning to cover the kiln with an kkadobe layer, please let me know if you can assist in this, either one or both days.
The glazing weekend will be on the 21st and 22nd April. Please bring your bisqued pots to be glazed and packed in the kiln over this weekend. The Guild will provide a number of glazes as before, one of which we hope will be an ash glaze. Those who were on the Ash glazing course, perhaps you have developed a personal ash glaze that you could share with the other members? There will be a flat charge of £5 for the firing, so the more pots you make the better.
The kiln will be fired on the following weekend, starting on the 28th and over night into the 29th April, if necessary. This firing will only be possible if we have enough pots to fill the kiln. Please consider refiring items that did not quite reach the correct temperature in earlier firings, and indicate if any of the pots you intend to fire, are refires.
Can those members who intend to include pieces of their work in this firing, please register your interest with me. Please indicate if you wish to be included on the firing rota (this is likely to be overnight, so also indicate if you are OK to be there at night). Also, provisionally, the number of pots you are aiming to have. We will need have these details finalised before the glazing weekend. Also, please indicate if you would be able to come one evening in the following week to collect your pots, rather than the next weekend, which is the May holiday weekend
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Woodfiring at Boxmoor, September 2017
Soda firing at Northfields, Tring, August 2016