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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…

Art Visions at Paideia School

While I’m at the NMP Gift Show some of my pottery will be at the Paideia School’s annual Art Visions show.  This is a great fundraiser for a great school.  You’ll find lots of fantastic art pieces and lot of great craft pieces for your home or to give as gifts.  We always do a little holiday shopping here, it’s a way to find something very unique and the prices are quite affordable.

I’ve had pieces in this show for a few years now and I always feel like they are appreciated.  I appreciate how much work goes into putting on the show.  For me it’s easy, make pots, fill out an inventory sheet, deliver pots, pick up remaining pottery (if any) at the end of the show, wait for a check.  But the volunteers who organize this are running around like crazy trying to make sure it all goes smoothly.  They do a beautiful job of it too.  It’s always a joy to be a part of this show.

If you’re in the area, you might want to consider checking it out, I’ll bet you find something you like.

Hours and directions are below.



  • Saturday, November 15
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 16
    12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Art Lobby & Practice Gym (Near the corner of Oakdale and South Ponce de Leon)

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

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