I spent 2 weeks in Italy this May attending a pottery workshop at La Meridiana in Certaldo. The instructor was Gay Smith. It was a wonderful vacation – 2 weeks of living in Italy, potting to my heart’s content and eating lots of great food.
Because of the small kiln size, we raw glazed (no bisque) for the soda kiln. We got in 3 firings in 2 weeks. The second load was the best (IMHO). These pots came out of the second firing.
To see more pics from La Meridiana and the firings go to: http://tinyurl.com/p4qqcf.