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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…

Work Your Art Interview

People often like to have some connection with an artist, especially if they are going to enjoy the artists work in their home or even give it as a gift. It’s nice to be able to say things like “I met the artist and she was a really nice person.” I’ve had conversations about dogs with other dog lovers who also became customers, they like the connection, hopefully they like my pottery, and I can chat dogs all day with people.

It’s not always possible to have a nice conversation with someone who is interested in my pots because they may be miles away, they may even be in another country.  But the nice part about the modern world is that we can meet each other anyway thanks to the internet.  So when Debbie from Work Your Art asked if I would do an interview I was more than happy to do it. I was honored to be asked.
Hand Crafted Ceramic Mugs by Lori Buff
Coffee and Conversation 

You can read the interview on her sight: Work Your Art.  While you’re there you should check out the other stuff she has to offer, it’s packed full of great information.

If you like listening to interviews you should check put Paul Bliss’ The Potter’s Cast (who also interviewed me) and Ben Carter’s Tales of a Red Clay Rambler as well as Michael Kline’s Sawdust and Dirt Podcasts.

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

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  1. Hey alright, you're a star! it is funny, people think that full-time artists are these exotic creatures full of curiosities...and I guess we are :)

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    1. Thanks Gary, maybe it’s also about people wanting to learn about those of us that follow our passion. Of course that amy make us exotic creatures full of curiosities.

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