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My Summer Adventure

26 June 2016 - 05:32 PM

Attached File  IMG_1196.JPG   136.75KB   3 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1197.JPG   174.98KB   1 downloadsMy adventure for the summer is helping a fellow potter rebuild her salt kiln.  Today was destruction day -- taking down the old kiln.  Our merry band of four plan to start constructing the new kiln in mid-July.  Over the past two years, I've been helping on kiln maintenance (in return for firings) and trying to shake out some design bugs from the previous rebuild.  The old kiln only had about 20 firing on it, but was showing structural issues, brick wear and some design problems that, try as we might (and with some great advice and suggestions from Mark C. and Neil E., just could not overcome.  Great learning experience - I've never done kiln construction before.  In addition to our merry band, we are getting advice and consultations from Will Baker in NC -- a master kiln builder.  The fun has begun.


How To Spot A Good Pot, Part 2

01 May 2016 - 03:49 PM

Second installment.  Enjoy.

 

http://discover.gold...od-pot-surface/


How To Spot A Good Pot, Part 1

09 April 2016 - 06:27 PM

From Goldmark Art, another good discussion . . .

http://discover.gold...-good-pot-form/

Your Typical Spring Plant And Garden Event . . .

09 April 2016 - 02:46 PM

Yesterday and today was the American Horticultural Society Spring Garden Sale at River Farm near Mount Vernon, VA. Anyone can buy plants in 60F and sunny weather; today, we found out who the real gardeners were -- rain/ice/snow, 40F, and wind gusts 30+mph.

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Friday's sales were nice; today's . . . well, ended up with a new high for a two-day show. The real gardeners came out.

Couple Of Ash Questions

07 February 2016 - 07:53 PM

Spent the afternoon sieving ash from my son's woodstove through a 40 mesh glaze screen.  What is the typical screen you use for ash . . . a flour sifter? screen door/window screen?

 

Has anyone tried Greasweep as a source of rice hull ash for nuka glazes?  Any other domestic sources available?