Fig 5 & 5a The surface is disfigured by superficial dust and dirt. Detail of cleaning in progress – showing disfiguring accumulation of dirt (left hand side) & cleaned glaze (right hand side)

Fig 5 & 5a The surface is disfigured by superficial dust and dirt. Detail of cleaning in progress – showing disfiguring accumulation of dirt (left hand side) & cleaned glaze (right hand side)

Cleaning of the stove

A relatively straightforward cleaning process was proposed. However, an object of this size does require adequate time, space and a team of people to do it justice.  Students from the Conservation of Ceramics and Related Materials Course at West Dean College, West Sussex assisted the Ceramics and Glass Conservation Studio with the cleaning of the stove whilst it was off display during May - June 2008.