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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 our work. Wood burning is carbon neutral of itself and, being locally sourced,  is low in fuel miles. However potters often burn wood in a very inefficient manner, so it was important to adopt a design that would continue the kiln efficiency developments I had been advancing with oil kilns at the old pottery near Chard. The Fred Olsen ‘Fast Fire’ wood kilns served us well for 30 years but has now been replaced with my own more efficient design, ‘Dora’  a lo-mass 2 chambered, double fire-box, stoneware kiln.

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