Woodpile and Ash Pits
Photographs of Pots
Photographs of Glass Waste Photographs of Glass Vessels Photographs of Final Weathering
The fired pots for the 2006 project, close to the shape of the 2005 pots, were of two sizes: six 3.5 litre pots for the main glassworking and three 0.5 litre pots for some experimental melts and coloured glass. In the first two photos can be seen the cylinder for lining one of the gathering holes.
The used pots from the pot furnace have been arranged around the manhole cover in the order in which they were in the furnace. Similarly, the two pots from the small furnace have been left on the shelf that they rested on whilst in the furnace. One pot from the pot furnace is missing - it is still in the furnace as we could not free it. See the photos on this page.
Several of the pots are broken at the glass line. This is very clear in the final eight photos of two of the small pots. The breaks show the clay fabric, changed from a terracotta red to a mix of yellow and purple, changes possibly due to a lengthy period of firing at temperatures higher than their original firing temperatures.
The green and yellow green glazes on the outer walls of the pots are mainly caused by the potash in the hot waste gases from the wood fire reacting with the silica and iron in the clay to form an iron green glass. Compare this with the blue-grey colour of the inner surfaces of the furnace walls (the hot faces) - a different colour due to the difference in composition of the clay from which the walls were built. See the photos on this page (pot furnace inner walls)) and this page (small furnace inner walls). Evidence of glass dripping down the walls of the pots can be seen in the photos of the upturned pots.
Compare these photos with the 2005 Pot Photographs.
"If you build it, they will come."