During the open studios weekend in the Five Valleys I was privilege to visit our local pottery studios in Whiteshill. On Saturday I went to see Penny and John West at the Lansdown Pottery and they opened their kiln just in front of our eyes. Such a joy for a novice like me. The kiln (with a view) offered us a feast for our eyes and senses. Penny and John use soda firing for their vessels… and we were mostly speechless or mute from the enthusiasm of admiring their work.