Hillgrove Pottery is a husband and wife team operating a traditional, working pottery in rural Murrumbateman, NSW.

Enjoy a few pictures of the hard work, fun, joy, tears and frustrations that go on behind the scenes.

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© 2019 Susan Hill. Hillgrove Pottery, NSW Australia

Glaze Test Rings

These are made quickly by the hundred and are about the size of a napkin ring. To test a new glaze, we make up small batches of glaze recipes and dip these little rings in. If the glaze shows promise we will make a bigger batch and then test it on a small piece, maybe a mug, and if it passes that test we will start using it in the main firings – in small quantities at first. If we had a dollar for every glaze test ring we have made and tested, we’d be retired now!