The workshop was cancelled because of rain. It is unsafe to pack a damp kiln with pots. Although the pit was covered the soil was damp enough for steam to develop when firing which would result in cracking the ware.
This could have been remedied by lighting a fire in the pit to dry it out before packing it but there was not enough time to do this. I am working on finding a suitable weekend for the firing.
_Elsbeth Burkhalter was born in Switzerland, emigrated to South Africa in 1961, has 2 children and 4 grandchildren and
loves traveling in wild places. Besides her passion for making things in clay and making fires she loves books, music, movies, walking the dogs & creating exciting food..