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Winchcombe Pottery Firing, October 30th 2013

Ray Finch Charger Eddie Hopkins Flagon Winchcombe Pottery Cider Jar

Winchcombe Pottery firing in progress
Matt stoking
Matt stoking
John and Hamish stoking
Rear firebox
Sunlight on the smoke from the firebox
Through a spy hole
Matt taking a glaze sample
Sunlight on the smoke from the firebox

Winchcombe Pottery firing in progress

Winchcombe Pottery firing in progress

When I visited Winchcombe Pottery I found out that they were firing the next day so I came back to see in happen. I later found that it was a very good firing and there are some images here of the pots.

There have been some personnel changes since Ray Finch passed away. Mike Finch has been joined by Matt Grimmett - Elijah Comfort's great, great grandson, John Forster and apprentice Hamish Jackson.

Through a spy hole
Matt taking a glaze sample
Matt, John and Hamish checking the glaze
The wood pile mouse enjoying flapjack at the end of the firing
Pots fresh from the kiln
Slip trailed oval baking dishes
Large slip decorated plate
Stoneware jug
Paired serving dishes