Recently in the studio I’ve been working on restocking mugs, they’re often the kind of thing that make great gifts and do tend to sell well in the shop. I generally sell mugs in pairs but I wanted to experiment a little and sell some single mugs.Continue reading
A short post today to say thanks to dmsplat who sent through these lovely photos of some Little Wren Pottery mugs in their new home! Coincidentally we also have a solid fuel burner in our home, they really do help to keep toasty warm.
So those mugs I talked about the other day which were getting ready for their biscuit firing in the kiln. Well they’ve been fired and the next stage is glazing.
I’m going to pretend that you know literally nothing about ceramics when talking about glazes.
When a pot is biscuit fired in the kiln it means that it becomes heated to 1000 degrees. This removes all the water from the body of the pot making it very porous.
This last week I’ve been working on a variety of mugs, I’ve been hoping to have a whole kiln load of mugs. They’ll probably end up getting glazed in blue, white and black. They’ll eventually make their way on to the little wren pottery shop if you’d like one!
A few weeks ago I got a craving for some rice crispy squares, now I used to buy these at the supermarket. The last time I got one I found it horribly unsatisfying and so I decided after trawling the internet for a recipe I’d make my own.