Once a pot is finished the servicing team take over and nurture the pots through the drying and firing process. On average a pot takes about three weeks to dry depending upon size. The pots are fragile at this stage so they have to be loaded into the kiln very carefully. This takes some thought and time, as certain pots prefer to be stacked in different ways.
We use both gas and electric kilns (with plans to convert to wood) and fire to a top temperature of 1060 ° achieved over twelve to eighteen hours, ensuring our pots are frostproof but still porous. The kiln then cools to below 100 ° before we unpack it at least twenty-four hours later.