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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…

Art in The Park Marietta This Weekend

Art in the Park has been a part of the Marietta Square’s history since 1986 and takes place in and around the Historic Marietta Square and Glover Park on Labor Day weekend. It is a Marietta signature event and tradition that celebrates the arts featuring local and national artists from around the country.
This fine art extravaganza features an artist market, children’s art alley, and the famous Painted Pots. Art displayed will include paintings, photography, pottery, graphic arts, sculptures, jewelry, and woodworking from 175 of the country’s finest artists. Festival guests will also have the opportunity to visit the unique shops and boutiques; restaurants, museums and galleries, take in a historic walking tour plus much more, all within walking distance of the festival.

It is an Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event since 2007, ranked in the Top 100 Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine, is a Kaleidoscope Award winner from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association and a Pinnacle Award winner from the International Festivals and Events Association.
The festival is free with plenty of free parking on the street and in the Cobb County Park Decks located on Waddell St. at Lawrence St.
I’ve been told that on Saturday a farmer’s market is held right across the street from the festival. It seems like that would be a great time to get some fresh, local produce and fresh, local art.

I am fortunate enough to be included in this show. I was put on the wait list and stayed there for a long time because nobody was backing out of the show but just this week I was told that they had an opening for me. Yay! This is why I try to make sure I always have enough pots to do a good show. That’s a little tip I was told by Martha Grover and it’s a good one.

If you’re in the area of Marietta, Georgia this weekend please stop by and visit. I’d love to see you.

The show runs from 10am - 5pm Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.


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

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