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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…

Hike to Disaster

Have you heard about the 52 Hike Challenge? It's something I've been doing for fun and exercise this year. It's really good for my soul to get out and walk. I seem to have been doing a mix of urban hikes and woodsy hikes. It’s been a lot of fun and the dogs love it.

This week we took a section of the Atlanta Beltline and did some rubbernecking at the site of the I-85 Bridge collapse that happened a few days earlier. What a mess. It's estimated that about 250,000 vehicles use that bridge on a normal day. That's a lot of people that will have to change their commute. I hope many of them start using mass transit or carpooling.

I-85 Bridge Collapse
 

We stayed a safe and respectable distance from the site since they are doing a lot of work repairing the bridge and investigating the fire. It did seem weird to see no traffic and then the huge hole. It’s a wonder nobody was hurt.

My pots are in a wood kiln right now and we’ll be loading the soda kiln tonight so I should have some fresh pottery pictures soon.


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  1. It is amazing there were no injuries. Scary!
    I had not heard of the 52 hike challenge. I will follow your link to learn more.

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    1. I know, right?!
      The challenge has been a lot of fun. We’ve explored some places nearby that we didn’t even realize existed and have some interesting hikes planned for the future.

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