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I am considering moving to the Charlotte area. I have a large high fire gas kiln, but would like to rent space in a salt kiln. Anyone know of someone in that area that is doing salt firings? I worked in a guild in CA for a few years and fell in love with salt firing. Thanks! I know this is just a shot in the dark.

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Check out the NC Clay Club blog and/or give an email to John Britt (on the blog) -- he might be able to steer you in the right direction. Also, there is a Seagrove Potters association that you could google and link up with for info. My experience has been the NC potters are extremely helpful and friendly.

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Thanks, I will do that!wink.gif

Check out the NC Clay Club blog and/or give an email to John Britt (on the blog) -- he might be able to steer you in the right direction. Also, there is a Seagrove Potters association that you could google and link up with for info. My experience has been the NC potters are extremely helpful and friendly.

 

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I contacted John and he got right back to me. Thanks. He does not know anyone, but is checking with some guilds.

Thanks, I will do that!wink.gif

Check out the NC Clay Club blog and/or give an email to John Britt (on the blog) -- he might be able to steer you in the right direction. Also, there is a Seagrove Potters association that you could google and link up with for info. My experience has been the NC potters are extremely helpful and friendly.

 

 

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I am considering moving to the Charlotte area. I have a large high fire gas kiln, but would like to rent space in a salt kiln. Anyone know of someone in that area that is doing salt firings? I worked in a guild in CA for a few years and fell in love with salt firing. Thanks! I know this is just a shot in the dark.

 

 

The Carrboro Arts Center in Carrboro has a clay guild, and they do occassionally rent a kiln from someone in the area to do salt firings - but it's quite expensive IMO, $1000 per firing, so $200 to $250 per person if they can get 4 or 5 people to go in on it, or at least that was what I was told. I don't know how far away Charlotte is, but if you absolutely can't find someone else, and the expense doesn't faze you, that's a possibility. You can google for the Carrboro Arts Center, then go to their pottery classes pages, there's a link there somewhere to the clay guild.

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I am considering moving to the Charlotte area. I have a large high fire gas kiln, but would like to rent space in a salt kiln. Anyone know of someone in that area that is doing salt firings? I worked in a guild in CA for a few years and fell in love with salt firing. Thanks! I know this is just a shot in the dark.

 

 

The Carrboro Arts Center in Carrboro has a clay guild, and they do occassionally rent a kiln from someone in the area to do salt firings - but it's quite expensive IMO, $1000 per firing, so $200 to $250 per person if they can get 4 or 5 people to go in on it, or at least that was what I was told. I don't know how far away Charlotte is, but if you absolutely can't find someone else, and the expense doesn't faze you, that's a possibility. You can google for the Carrboro Arts Center, then go to their pottery classes pages, there's a link there somewhere to the clay guild.

 

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