Timetable

The Overall Planned 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.