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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…

Art Visions At Paideia School

Once again I’ll have my pottery at Paidea School’s Art Visions Fine Art and Craft Show. I’m always pleased to be invited to this show because the volunteers who run it do such a good job and it’s a nice fund raiser for the school’s art program. You might remember me writing my thoughts about The Importance of Arts Programs for Kids.  Yes, it’s a cause that I feel is important.

What you’ll find:

An artist market featuring the works of local and regional artists

  • Offering affordable art during the holiday season in all mediums
  • Fine art, decorative art including Hanukkah and Christmas gift items, ornaments, garden art, folk art, funky and functional art in all mediums
  • Annual fundraiser for Paideia art programs
  • Admission and parking are free
Saturday Nov 14, 2015 10am - 5pm
Sunday Nov 15, 2015 12pm - 5pm

Location: Art Lobby & Practice Gym (Near the corner of Oakdale and South Ponce de Leon)
Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery by Lori Buff


  1. Making art available to students is so important. Good for you and all who do the show. Good volunteers are what make shows enjoyable.
    Toes crossed that you have no pots to bring home after the sale!

    1. You're right, they really do. Thanks.

  2. what a fun event, hope the crowds come and leave with lots of pots

  3. Sounds great. I hope all goes very well.


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