This weeks Question of the week comes from glazenerd, where he asked:
The power grid has gone down in your area and will not be back up for one year: so what alternative firing method will you choose?
I started thinking about this as glazenerd thought it would be fun or funny. The deeper I thought.... . . . uhhhhh! What would my alternative firing method be? To me that would be the least of my problems. How would I throw? I have an old Amaco motorized kick in the basement, but I really don't kick anymore at my age. I guess I would look into a good treadle wheel. Hmmm, could handbuild. . . nah, I am mostly a thrower. Then again, how about an extruder. Little shop can't handle a whole lot of equipment though. Firing? guess I could go up to Mansfield to the farm property and build a kiln of some sort, but then that is 2 1/2 hrs away. Nope, buy propane and build a small cone 6 kiln for firing, hmmm. . . where to put it, live in the middle of town! Hmmmm hope it never happens!