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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…

Potter's Cast Interview

A few weeks ago Paul Blais contacted me about doing an interview for a new podcast he was starting about potters.  Paul is a potter and also does another podcast called Doubt the Doubts.  Since I listen to a lot of podcasts and audio books while I'm working in the studio I thought this would be a fun way to give back.  I was not disappointed.  I enjoyed this so much, the time flew by and the interview ended too soon.

Now it's live on iTunes and I'm super excited.  The webpage for the podcast is: http://thepotterscast.com/LoriBuff/

You can also find my interview and the others in iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-potters-cast/id869539792

If you like the podcast giving it a good rating and a comment really helps boost it in iTunes and helps keep it going so doing that would be greatly appreciated.

I've also embedded it here to make it easy for you to listen to now.



If you like listening to interview with other potters you should also try:

Ben Carter's Tales of a Red Clay Rambler
The Firing Log


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

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