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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…

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After eight intense weeks at Penland and then a few days of travel to Austin, TX (including driving back, more on that in future posts). My body decided I needed a rest and caught a cold. I agreed with it and tried to take it easy for a few days. Of course it’s hard for me to turn my creativity off so I played around with making a bumper sticker for my new/used art van (more on that in a future post also).

I was just about to order a couple of these bumper stickers when I thought that some of you might want one.  So if you do want one just let me know via comments or email (FutureRelicsGallery at gmail dot com). If you’re in the Atlanta area and can pick one up at my studio or a show that would be great, if you need one mailed to you I’d be happy to do that for free also but if you’d like to chip in a buck for postage that would be very cool also. I’ve included this handy button so you can do that and send me your address all in one click.

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  1. Rest up you must be worn out driving all that way, ugh

  2. I am sure that a bumper sticker like that would start a lot of good convos with strangers :)

    1. That what I'm hoping for, Gary. I'd be happy to send you one so you can have some good convos with people near you.

  3. Can't wait to see what you create............



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