This huge jar came from the firing of Nic's groundhog kiln in February 2022. These few pictures show the journey of the pot from Nic's momentum wheel and then through the 4 day wood firing process. The skillful placing of the jar on its side and its position near the side stoking holes have resulted in some very interesting interplay between the tenmoku glaze and the wood ash, this is a wonderful pot that just keeps on giving.
On the Wheel
The jar on Nic's wheel
Firing the kiln
Cone 12 still standing
Later, cone 12 over, 1320 oC achieved.
Unpacking the kiln
Nic Collins working on a small bowl
The Finished Jar
The jar was fired resting on this face
Streaming ash runs
This face was uppermost. The cones have melted onto the jar
Ash running down under gravity
Ash all over the top of the jar
Ash glaze running down over the residual scallop shells
The pyrometric cones, all over.
Nic always signs the base of his pots