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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 Explosion

A few days ago I was invited to participate in the Facebook Art Explosion.  I’ve been enjoying seeing the work of so many talented artists so I was happy to participate.  It’s been really fun and also a little difficult picking out the pots that I want to show.  Some pictures are a couple years old but they show pots that I fell in love with and still want to share.
Iron Fumed Ceramic Light by Lori Buff
Fumed Lamp
 The way the art explosion works is one artists in any medium, not just clay, gets challenged by a friend.  That artist that has been challenged has to post 3 images of his or her work each day for 5 days and nominate at least one other artist each day.  That’s hard to do also, when you know so many artists choosing is best done with a dart board.  I really hope nobody I know, who’s work I love gets offended for not being invited to participate.
Horse Hair Raku Covered Jar by Future Relics Gallery
Horse Hair Raku Jar

These photos are just a sample.  If you want to see more you can visit my Future Relics Gallery Facebook Page.
Woodfired Ceramic Candle Ring by Lori Buff
Woodfired Candle Ring

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

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  1. Ohhhhh, your items here look just awesome :)

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  2. I really like that candle ring, such cool idea. It looks so warm and toasty from the wood ash.
    I was invited to participate in the 3x5 fb thingy. It was fun to choose photos. I didn't nominate people each day, it seemed most everyone I knew was already doing it!

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    1. Thanks Michèle, I like it fired in the wood kiln too although I will try it in salt and soda when I’m at Penland.

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