This past weekend I attended a wonderful 3-day ‘low firing’ workshop at Millstone Pottery in MacGregor, 2 hours drive from Cape Town. Potters Paul de Jongh and his wife Nina Shand offered an intensive programme included building a paper kiln, firing a low fired salt kiln and a raku kiln. (All supplemented with delicious meals provided by Nina and her mother, Helene). In addition, Master potter Ian Garrett together with John Newdigate presented an incredibly inspiring workshop on making and decorating pots based on the Pueblo pots in style and pit firing techniques. I found the whole weekend so exciting …these are some of my better results (some were awful!) from the pit firing.