Well, our last firing in December was an absolute nightmare. With temperatures down to around -20, strong winds and starting late, it really tested us physically and mentally. Fortunately, we did a firing in early January for my girlfriend to experience, and this one was an absolute joy. We finished by 1 am, the weather was perfect, only a few degree's below zero, and the work turned out wonderful! And, there were even some delicious moments roasting marshmallows to make the whole thing a little sweeter. I'll be posting more pictures of some of the finished work soon :)
Today marked the beginning of our first Christmas Open House as part of the annual Norfolk Country Christmas Tour! Joseph, Robin and I were all delighted to welcome everyone into our studio and we want to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped with our kiln opening! We hope you all enjoyed the excitement of first opening that kiln and seeing all the surprises (good and bad) waiting inside! We hope it brought you a little closer to our work and what makes us so passionate about wood fired pottery.
If you didn't have the chance to visit us today, we will be open tomorrow, November 17th as well, from 12-5pm, and we hope you'll drop by, have some apple cider and see what we've been up to. Please check out the other wonderful venues on the tour. This years Country Christmas Tour features amazing art work and local delicacies with 9 wonderful places to visit. You can find out more about them in the Events section.