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About Tarheeler

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    My wife and I are part-time potters in the Sandhills of NC.
  1. My wife and I both throw, and we wanted the name to represent a shared family business. We went with Moorewood Studio, a combination of our family name and a portion of her maiden name.
  2. I leave the outside of some my cups unglazed (^6, less than 1% absorption), but usually use a liner glaze on the inside of the pot and the outside of the rim. It makes it easier to clean and feels better on the lips. But I haven't had any issues with the unglazed portions either.
  3. Gas, wood, or waste fuel is most likely going to be your best bet.
  4. My wife and I plan to use a storage tank and a system of strainers to recycle the water we use. We'll have to fill the tank initially with a hose, but after that just an occasional top-off and cleaning of the strainers should be all that it needs. We'll use either a hand pump or small electric one (the 12v one is a great idea) to bring the water back in. It'll basically be a homemade cink with a large storage tank.
  5. I'd say that I'm a potter and I make pots. It doesn't preclude me from making pots that are art, and I can fill that role as well, but I'm good with potter. My day job for the last 15 years has been making, installing, and fixing things, and I feel there is a lot of value in titles like craftsman, artisan, and tradesman. If they have lost value in society's eyes, in then it up to us to change that.
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