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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…

Meatless Monday - Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

Autumn is the time for butternut, acorn, pumpkin and other winter squashes.  It's also a great time to bake stuff in the oven, it warms the house nicely.  This is also the season for pot luck dinners.  I found this recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna by Paula Jones so I tried it and thought it was delicious enough to share.
Open Casserole Dish by Future Relics Pottery
FUNky Casserole

I did not make any changes to the recipe and I thought it was pretty darn good as is.  The nice part is that you can make this dish in advance and then pop it in the oven when you need it.  So I would prepare it on Sunday so I could eat it on Monday.

Happy Veteran's Day and thank you to all who have served.

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  1. Omg I am drooling! I am also picturing the lasagna in your beautiful square baker.

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  2. HA! I wondering what to do with those!!!!!!

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