I have been working most of the month of August on taking down a Bourry box wood kiln named Ana, about an hour away from my studio at Creek Road Pottery LLC here in Laceyville, PA. It was a rather … Read the rest
I am in the process of deconstructing a wood kiln that was given to me. I found that the fire box top was made of Tatami bricks that formed the dome like cover. Before this, I had no idea what … Read the rest
A Wood Kiln:
May went by so fast that I hardly had time to get anything written. Other than that, May went by relatively slowly. I was able to get a few firings in. Those firings were all cups because … Read the rest
Felt great to be back making pots. I had to glaze 60 pots after work on a Friday at the paper factory. Started at 11:30 pm and got done at 2:00 am then started the gas kiln at … Read the rest
February was a busy month, a short one, as the geese started to fly back north and the sap started running up the maple trees, I was still finishing my after-Christmas orders and prepping for a Valentine’s vase run. It … Read the rest
The Fall Shows
The oaks in the mountains were trying to still hang on to the last of their leaves, they sold the last jug of cider up at Jayne’s Orchard, and light snowflakes were gently falling like feathers from … Read the rest
With the price of inflation going up and the cost of gas skyrocketing, I was forced to make a few changes and try new things to save money rather than raise prices at the pottery. One of those ways was … Read the rest
My Pottery Management Tools:
I spent the afternoon avoiding pottery to create worksheets and journal print-outs that you can clip into a three ring binder that should better help you track your clay journey.
I created PDF of each sheet … Read the rest
“Thereafter beginning from the left he poured drinks for the other
gods, dipping up from the mixing bowl the sweet nectar.
But among the blessed immortals uncontrollable laughter
went up as they saw Hephaistos bustling about the palace.
Thus thereafter … Read the rest
You Can Do It!
By firing a manual, you can get to know your kiln, better understand the firing process, and even manipulate the work by making changes to the firing schedule. This is good practice, especially for beginners learning