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Artesanía del Prado

Living here with garden and land to attend to [for example we have 180 olive trees to care for and harvest each year] life is full of variety. There are times when we are completely absorbed in the studios and other times when the garden and land call us away. In spring as the land warms up the weeds ‘spring’ into action and thus so do we! Then in August/September for example we are havesting the fruit and nuts and bottling and drying and preserving all the produce that we grow.
Our news therefore will reflect this – not just pottery and glass but life!

latest musing

Fun with Pit and Drum Firing!

All photographs courtesy of Alison Allum.

Ready for the fire
The pit
The filled pit
Alison planning
The drum
Setting the pots
Drum firing
Pit firing
In full flow
Firing
Firing
Firing
Cooling
Burnished result
More results
Some buttons
Burnished dish
..and another
Flame marks
..and the best!