Monday, 15 June 2009

Catching up on things - Appledore 2009 - Part 1

A fairly poor picture (from my phone) of a cob kiln / structure / sculpture that I built with the amazing assistance of many kind helpers during the Appledore Arts festival a couple of weeks ago. I took this photo on the sunday morning following a long day of firing the day before. It was a beautiful weekend - hot and sunny.
We (Beth & Saya, both students at Cardiff and myself) started work on the Tuesday before in bad weather. Rain & strong wind meant we had to weigh down the gazebo with stones from the beach, but it got better as the week progressed.

Many thanks to all who helped including Beth & Saya, all the students from North Devon College - Ros, Sue, Sam, Lizzie & John. Also Lucy Cobb, who came all the way from Reading to help and Fiona, the festival Co-ordinator and all at the Arts Festival too. It was great fun & we managed to fire the kiln up to a respectable temperature & get some good flames.

Will explain it all in more detail soon. I don't have many very good photos as I only had my phone but I hope to get more soon and will post them when I do.