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Reuse, recycle, reduce. We hear these ideas all the time and I tend to think they are good ones. It comes in especially great when someone gives me an old kiln.  That is exactly what happened when the electric kiln that we used for cone 6 glaze firing gave up the ghost at Callanwolde. It’s a good size kiln, much bigger than my electric kiln but I’m not interested in rewiring this one. You may remember I did that with my electric kiln when I installed the kiln sitter (you can read about that here) which I got from another free kiln.

My plan for this kiln is to make it a reduction kiln since that is the look I like best for my pots. I am even considering adding a stoke hole so I can feed some small piece of wood into the kiln for some ash and wood effects.

Before I can start converting it into a gas kiln I need to build a kiln shed. My current kiln room is fine for the electric kiln but it’s too crowded to add flame to the mix. I’m designing a simple lean-to type shed that will have a m…

From A Different Angle

Tonight is the artist reception for a show called From A Different Angle at the art gallery in The 567 Center For Renewal in Macon, GA, which sounds like a pretty cool place.  I intend to be there for the opening since a few of my pots are in the show, and on the advertising.  I am always so honored and amazed when that happens.

You may be wondering why I hadn't mentioned this show much earlier.  Clearly they knew I was going to be in the show since my pot and name are in the advertising.  But I didn't.  The email that was sent to tell me saying that I was accepted into the show was lost somewhere in cyberville.  Thankfully Beth Smith, who curates the show called me a few days ago since she had not heard anything at all from me since I applied to have my pots in the show.  I'm so glad she called, follow-up is a wonderful thing.

The 567 Center for Renewal show From a Different Angle
From a Different Angle Show

The covered jar in the picture is one of my pieces.  It's made with Highwater's Orangestone clay. After being bisque fired I applied paper cutouts of maple leaves using a wax resist then glazed the pieces with two glazes for depth and interest.  The glazed pieces were then fired to cone 6 in a gas reduction kiln.  They are fully functional and are even dishwasher safe.

If you're in Macon tonight and are looking for something to do and some great art to admire tonight please come to the gallery and say "hi" to the other artists and me.  I've checked out the websites for some of the other artists and they have some really great work.

Artists Reception date and time:  Aug 2, 2013 6-9 pm
The 567 Center For Renewal
533 Cherry Street
In the heart of historic downtown Macon, Georgia.
They are between 2nd and 3rd Streets, next door to The Rookery (one of my favorite restaurants in Macon).

Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery by Lori Buff

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  1. Beautiful pot, I love working with Orangestone such a nice clay.
    I have been lucky enough to be on a few postcards, and like you didn't even know about it, until the card came in the mail :-)
    Congrats

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    1. Thanks Tracey, Orangestone is a great clay.

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  2. Toes crossed for an excellent opening and show. It's too far for a visit, but I'll be with you virtually. I hope you will be able to post many photos.

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  3. congrats Lori, thankfully she called.

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  4. oh MY and on the advert, wowie wowie wowie! Love all that work, yours, the glass bottle and bowl with figures too :)

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