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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…

Delivering the Pots

Every now and then you have to freshen the inventory. Pottery doesn’t go bad, it has no expiration date. You can find pottery that is as old as the hills...well, it’s made from the hills so I guess even the newest pots are as old as the hills. But, in the shops that sell my work I need to keep inventory fresh so periodically I need to bring new pots to them.  As much as I love visiting with the shop owners and telling them about the pottery, finding out about how they are doing, seeing what’s new in the store, and all that their is a paperwork issue that I don’t love. This makes me procrastinate, does anyone like making inventory sheets?

I did get my act and the pots together and made deliveries around Atlanta this week. If you go to any of the shops that carry my pots you’ll find some nice, fresh pottery just in time for Valentine’s Day.  And tell them that I sent you.

Where to find Future Relics Pottery in Atlanta:

The Collective
723 Lake Ave, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 730-3836

Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 524-0304
Kaboodle Home
485 Flat Shoals Ave, SE #B,
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 522-3006
The Mercantile
1660 Dekalb Avenue Northeast #150
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 378-0096

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


  1. wow, you have been busy, the only inventory sheets I have are for the galleries which require them and even those are a pain

    1. I do them for every gallery/store if only for my own records. Your memory may be better than mine, Linda.

  2. Few clients have art pottery in their home. When they do, it's always special and sparks conversation.


    1. It's so true about art pottery, you can have a conversation about the cup your drinking your coffee from as well as the vase on the mantle. Bringing art into a home is special.

  3. The business of art is a pain in the neck! I have been fortunate to work with galleries that keep very good records though. It helps when you are doing business with pros

    1. You're right Tracey, professionalism is very helpful and makes everyone want to work together.

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    1. Right Michèle, but it's gotta be done.

  5. I love the way your pottery has been displayed.

    1. Thanks Caroline, the owner of Kaboodle does the displays in his store, he does a great job.


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