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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…

Callanwolde Annual Holiday Clay Sale and Show

One of the many nice things about being an assistant at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is that I get to participate in the Annual Holiday Clay Sale and Show with the other assistants, the teachers,  and the director, Glenn Dair.

If you are in the area you should really come to the event.  You’ll get an opportunity to see and purchase some really amazing ceramics.

Preview reception is Friday, Nov 20, 2015 from 7pm - 10pm
Show is Saturday, Nov 21 and Sunday Nov 22, 2015 from 10am - 5pm

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Rd
Atlanta, GA  30306
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