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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…

Silenced?

Several years ago I made this mug as part of a series of works that I called "The Emergence." The pots were inspired by some of the old buildings I've seen where a brick wall has been plastered over but the plaster has started crumbling off the wall to reveal the bricks and a message.  Often the message is simply an advertisement but sometimes it can be some graffiti that makes a statement about the time in which it was written.  Now that the Senate has tried to shut up the voice of Senator Elizabeth Warren as she spoke the words of Coretta Scott King I am thinking about this mug again.

I wish I had a better picture of it. The message reads "We will not be silenced" but part of the word "silenced" is still covered by the plaster.



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

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  1. I remember when you working on that series. Good to hear your voice on the blog again. It seems we've all had a difficult time putting words down lately.
    Be well.

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  2. That's awesome! Put it out there! Much tamer and more meaningful than Nathan Brays mugs!

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