It's that time of year again, the annual anagama firing with Fine Arts students from NIC and instructor Gordon Hutchens. Today we ventured to Gordon's property on Denman Island to load his wood kiln and start firing. Turned out to be another wintry day with snow most of the afternoon and into the evening. I'll return tomorrow for a shift stoking the fire and chopping wood.
Tables filled with pottery and sculptures, 400-500 pieces I'd estimate and it all fits!
Just before I left for the ferry home, the kiln was about 3/4 full. Another hour and the kiln would have been loaded, the door would have been bricked up and the fire started. It will be a cold night for the first shift, I wish them well.
On the way home, snowing heavily on the Denman Island to Buckley Bay ferry.