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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…


New Forms from the Southeast seeks to show artists who create Public Art (in it’s many forms) working in the Southeast region of The United States.

Dates: March 20 - August14th, 2015, opening reception March 20.
Location: Tattnall Square Park in Macon, Georgia.

Open to artists who reside in the Southeast United States.
Application deadline: 11 p.m., Sat., February 14. 

Send materials to: - Download full CFE at: Contact: Craig Coleman | 478-301-2507 | |

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  1. this might be something I can wrap my clay pieces and dollars around.


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