This experimental kiln continues Douglas’s exploration of his ‘Flame over Fire’ design principle that he developed some years ago and personified in his two chambered Dora kiln.
With the increased concern about climate change, it behooves potters to do their bit. Here at the pottery in Queen Camel, we are now going to stop doing any biscuit firing. This will mean we will stop using our small … Continued
With the establishment of the pottery in Queen Camel, came the decision to fire all pots with the use of wood as a fuel. The aim was to be as environmentally positive as possible and add to the qualities of … Continued
The glazes we use are a mixture of old hand-me-down and newly developed recipes. As much as possible, we use local and self-won materials in the form of clays, plant ash and rocks, to make glazes that have subtle and … Continued
We have been using Donyatt clay for many years, having first dug clay out of the Shave Lane pit in the late 1960’s. This pit was started around 1900 and followed a narrow seam of approximately 3 metres depth across … Continued
Burning the quantities of wood that we do to get kilns up to 1300 degrees centigrade, makes one conscious of where it is coming from. Our firewood is mostly sawmill waste, supplemented by forest thinnings. The softwood we use was … Continued