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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…

Fired Works Article in Clay Times Magazine

The Macon Arts Alliance is really supportive of the arts. They have a great gallery in downtown Macon, they host Friday night art strolls and promote lots of art events on Twitter and Facebook.  Of course one of my favorite events that they host is FiredWorks.

FiredWorks seems to be all about pottery, and trust me, the MAA does a great job getting many of the area’s best potters to bring their pots to show and sell. But the event is also good for Macon, a city that is in resurgence. Since visitors come from all over Georgia and surrounding states to see the show the MAA tries to cross promote with other events and interesting attractions in the area. They also hold art related workshops and such during FiredWorks.  All this helps people to want to make the trip and even stay for a few days.

Lori Buff’s ceramics at Fired Works in Macon, GA
My Display at FiredWorks

I was thrilled when I found out that Clay Times Magazine had published an article about FiredWorks 2015 and included many reasons why someone would want to visit the area, besides the wonderful pots.  Having been a FiredWorks invited artist for a few years I can add to the list so scroll down to the “Other Stuff” links at the end of this page.

If you want to read the article I’ve published it here: FiredWorks 2015 -Clay Times Article but you can also pick up the magazine and see what other interesting clay stuff they are writing about this month. Towards the end of the article they have a picture and a few paragraphs about my friend Roger Jamison who allows me to help fire his wood kiln so be sure to read all the way to the end.

Other Stuff:

567 Center for Renewal (art gallery and more)
Herriet Tubman Museum
Museum of Arts and Sciences
Theater Macon
Live Music
Golden Bough Books

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


  1. Lecture in many small cities. Always, their endeavors have a richness deeper than I find in the 'big city'. A stewardship instead of robber baron attitude.

    Garden & Be Well, XO T


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