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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…

Meatless Monday - Wine and Cheese

Sometimes a simple meal is the best.  If something is quick to fix and easy to enjoy, not to mention easy to clean up, life is good.  A loaf of bread, a wheel of brie or some other favorite cheeses, some green apples, olives, pesto, and a goblet of good wine.

Cheese Plate by Future Relics Pottery
Cheese Plate

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


  1. pffft, you said it, YUM! I often go nuts with visitors but did something like this instead Saturday which became dinner, substitute easy homemade hummus for cheese :)

    1. This is just what I had for dinner on Saturday night too, plus some hummus. It's hard to be motivated to cook after being in the pottery booth during a show all day.


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