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Kissed By The Flame

Some pots are quiet, they don’t speak of carving or imagery. This one didn’t even speak of glaze colors or designs. Sometimes it’s a good idea to listen to the quiet. That would probably have been a better name for this post, maybe it’s the name of the vase. With nothing but a spearmint liner glaze, this piece was placed in the soda kiln. It’s about 11 inches tall so it was put in the top with a sculpture and a few other tall pieces. The soda and the flame did the decoration.

The vase is still very quiet but I think it came out well. I’m pleased with the painting the soda and flame did.

Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Galleryby Lori Buff

Going to Penland School of Crafts

The truck is all washed and packed up, I'm heading to Penland to help out at the auction and then take a two week workshop with Tom White.  I'm really excited, not only because it's such a great place, I'll see some old friends and make some new ones and I'll learn a lot.
Last year when I was there I didn't post as much as I wanted to because of the difficulties getting away from the clay and to my computer.  This year I have an app for that on my iPod touch.  I love this little gadget but I promised myself not to become a slave to it but rather to use it as a tool for entertainment and productivity.  I'll have to find the setting that turns off the sound whenever and email arrives.
Speaking of tools, here's my travel bag of tools.  It's many of the tools I normally use while creating my pots, and some extras that I seldom use.  I tend to use just a few simple, standard tools but you never know what you'll need in a workshop.
Do you have a large tool collection?  Do you use them all very often?

Other Stuff:
Penland Benefit Auction
Tom White Pottery
Atlanta Clay Store - source for pottery tools
Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery


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