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Ruth Bruten  Ruth Bruten. Music & food lover. Marimekko & Clog wearer. Mother to 5 boys. Drinker of coffee from bowls. Maker of Ceramics.


The kiln is up at 1271C .
It's very nearly reached it's 1280C temp for a Stoneware glaze firing- it takes nearly a whole day to climb up to that extraordinarily high temperature.
And then it will take another whole day (at least) to cool enough to open the door.
Opening too early risks vessels cracking from Thermal shock.
This process has taught me so much about patience..........
Sometime tomorrow or the next day I'll share the end results. Fingers crossed that I'll be sharing success - but if not, it won't be the natural opposite, failure. It will just be another part of the normal process of pottery.
So much is out the makers hands, no matter how fastidious we are as makers, there is always elements of the process that remain in the lap of the gods.
Surrendering to theses surprises is part of the joy.
It definitely makes the successful pieces so much sweeter!

See ya on the Flipside.
Be good!

This mornings Bisque fire.
I'll glaze this lot & turn on the kiln again tonight.
In 2 days time when the kiln has fired & cooled down enough to open, I'll cross my fingers & take a BIG deep breath as I open the kiln door, waiting to see if the Kiln gods have played nice☺️.

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A shelf full of a variety of my ceramics for sale at @open_room_
Thanks Steph for just being the bestest & loveliest stockist ever❤

A little selection of goodies fresh out of the Kiln this morning that are heading to @open_room_

My littlest decorating his latest work

Please be good to me Kiln gods.

An hours work.
Productivity levels are high today.
I'll take it while it lasts coz it never does........🙄
Also testing out a new-to-me clay body- excited to see end results.

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Got my Pom Poms on & ready to hit the Studio to make make make.

Porcelain Earrings using 3 of my favourite things;
Pom Poms.

The addition of the Pom Poms was my eldest kids idea.
I totally brought him up right🤣❤ #ruthbrutenceramics