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Ground Breaking

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…

Call For Artists - Wide Open 5 Art Show

We are fortunate to have Paulina Pochoba, Asst Curator of Painting & Sculpture at NYC's Museum of Modern Art as our juror. $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded, including $1000 Best in Show. The enormous space of our Civil War-era gallery on the Brooklyn waterfront allows for huge work and we welcome it! Virtually every medium accepted (it's almost completely wide open). See prospectus for Early Bird deadline and fee.

This call for submissions is open to all US residents 18 years of age or older.
Contact: Jane Gutterman  718-596-2506

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


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    1. You're welcome Linda, I plan to share more calls for artists on this blog and on twitter. I hope some artists can apply to the shows and some supporters can go see the shows.


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