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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…

Art Shows, Pop-up Shops, and Galleries - Oh My

Quiet Little Sale

Artists and Activism

Meatless Monday - Shrimp and Avocado with Spiced Rice

Call For Artists - Girl Parts at Mudfire Gallery

Artists Performance Review

Faceted French Butter Keepers

Meatless Monday - Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup

Call for Artists - Krause Gallery

Happy Valentine's Day

Salted Burritos, Soda, and Oatmeal Cookies Into The Kiln

Meatless Monday - Noodles and Leftovers

Call For Artists - Jasper Arts Commission

A Few From the Penland Wood Kiln

Getting Orange Peel Texture on Pottery


Wordless Wednesday - Bright Spot In The Snow

You Might Need a Website

Meatless Monday - Pasta with Brie and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Call For Entries - Shake it Baby