Timetable

Overall Timetable for the Event

Placing, cooling and drawing was much longer than usual so that visitors could witness the process

Gladstone Pottery Museum Story

Sat 26 August 1978 - Open for visitors
Placing - ware into saggars. Saggars into oven.

Sun 27 August 1978
Placing - Ware into saggars. Saggars into oven. Placing flatware.

Mon 28 August 1978
Placing - Ware into saggars. Saggars into oven. Placing flatware.

Tues 29 August 1978
Morning - brick up the clammins and lumping firemouths
Lunchtime (dinner time) - light the fires - baiting
Afternoon - firing. Baiting.

Weds 30 August 1978
Morning and afternoon - Firing. Baiting. Taking trials - Bullers rings.
Evening, after tea - draw more trial rings. If OK, break clammins at 8pm-ish for fast cool 'to get a good shine on the glaze'

Thurs 31 August 1978
Cooling. Tidy up.

Fri 1 Sept 1978
Cooling. Tidy up. Build staging.

Sat 2 Sept 1978
Drawing.

Sun 3 Sept 1978
Tidy up.  Product from the firing went on sale one week later.

Sun 10 Sept 1978
Sale of pots from the firing, in Gladstone's cobbled yard.